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Legal Status of EPT in Montana
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)|
|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)|
Public health department regulations incorporate by reference CDC’s 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines for chlamydia (Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.515) and gonorrhea (Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.530).
Public health department regulations incorporate by reference the American Public Health Association’s Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (19th Edition, 2008). Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.501.
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Prescription must bear patient’s name and address. Mont. Code Ann. § 37-7-101(39).|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is permissible.|
Administrative regulations incorporate by reference the 2010 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines and the 2008 American Public Health Association’s Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. These regulations, plus the lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions, suggest that EPT is permissible.
|Status as of June 7, 2013|
|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