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Legal Status of EPT in Delaware
EPT is potentially allowable.
|I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation)|
|II. Specific judicial decisions concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)|
|III. Specific administrative opinions by the Attorney General or medical or pharmacy boards concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)|
|IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)|
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)|| Patient’s full name required on prescription label regarding any prescription drug “for the use of a patient or other third party….” Del. Code Ann. tit. 24 § 2522 (noting that no third-party information is required on the label).|
Dispense means to furnish or deliver a drug to an ultimate user by or pursuant to the lawful prescription of a practitioner. Del Code Ann. tit. 24 § 2502(4)
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is potentially allowable.|
Lack of statutory authority stating otherwise, the law does not preclude a physician from prescribing drugs for patient’s partner. Partner information is not required on the prescription label. However, a pharmacist may only dispense drugs to an ultimate user.
|Status as of July 24, 2007|
|EPT is permissible in 37 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states:||EPT is prohibited in 4 states:|
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.
* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland