Legal Status of EPT in Arizona
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)|| Unprofessional conduct includes “Prescribing, dispensing or furnishing a prescription medication to a person unless the licensee first conducts a physical examination of that person or has previously established a doctor-patient relationship. This subdivision does not apply to: (v) Prescriptions written or antimicrobials dispensed to a contact who is believed to have had significant exposure risk with another person who has been diagnosed with a communicable disease.”
Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 32-1401(27)(ss)
See also: 32-1501 (31) (ww), 32-1854 (48), 32-2501(21)(kk)
|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. Legislative bills or prospective regulations concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)||
|V. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)||
|VI. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Drugs dispensed by physicians must bear patient’s name. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 32-1491.|
|VII. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for treatment of person believed to have had significant exposure risk with another person who has been diagnosed with a communicable disease by the prescribing or dispensing health professional.
|Status as of September 2, 2009|
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Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.