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Legal Status of EPT in Indiana

permissible EPT is permissible.

I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation)

plus sign Medical Licensing Board of Indiana regulations allows physicians to prescribe and dispense medications for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea to the sex partners of the physician’s diagnosed patient without requiring examination of the sex partners. 844 IAC 5-4-2

minus symbol A physician “shall not prescribe, dispense, or otherwise provide, or cause to be provided, any legend drug that is not a controlled substance to a person who the physician has never personally physically examined and diagnosed unless the physician is providing care in consultation with another physician who has an ongoing relationship with the patient, and who has agreed to supervise the patient’s use of the drug or drugs to be provided.”
844 Ind. Admin. Code 5-4-1(b)

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) plus sign For Chlamydia and gonorrhea, treatment guidelines incorporated: MMWR 2006 STD Treatment Guidelines, August 4, 2006, Volume 55, No. RR-11.
410 Ind. Admin. Code 1-2.3-59, 1-2.3-67
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) plus sign Prescription label need not bear patient’s name unless the patient’s name is stated in the prescription. Ind. Code § 16-42-3-6(e)(3).
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) permissible EPT is permissible.

Medical Licensing Board regulations expressly authorize EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea. 

Status as of October 28, 2011

 

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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