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Legal Status of EPT in Georgia

potentially allowable 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) minus symbol Dispense means “to issue… for subsequent administration to, or use by, a patient.” Ga. Code Ann. § 43-34-23(a)(3.1)
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) minus symbol Prescriptions transmitted electronically or by fax must bear patient’s name and address. Out-patient prescription drug labels must include the patient’s name – Ga. Code Ann. § 26-4-80.
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable.

Dispensation to, or use by, a patient does not expressly preclude subsequent provision of drugs to a partner. There is no statutory requirement that a physician conduct a physical examination prior to dispensing a drug for use by a partner.

Status as of August 16, 2006

 

permissible EPT is permissible in 35 states: potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states: prohibited EPT is prohibited in 6 states:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico 
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Alabama
Delaware
Georgia
Kansas
Maryland *
Montana
New Jersey
South Dakota
Virginia

EPT is potentially allowable in District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Florida
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Oklahoma
West Virginia

* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.

Summary Totals

 
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