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Legal Status of EPT in Montana

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)

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 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).

plus sign 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)minus symbol 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)permissible 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



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