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Legal Status of EPT in Connecticut

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 A prescribing practitioner who diagnoses a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection in a patient may prescribe and dispense oral antibiotic drugs to such patient and the patient's partners without a physical examination of such partner or partners. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-14e(e) (effective October 1, 2011)

minus symbol Drugs dispensed by a prescribing practitioner shall be personally dispensed by the practitioner. Dispensing such drugs shall not be delegated except” to someone licensed to do so “under the supervision of the prescribing practitioner.”
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-14e(a).

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 Prescription labels for drugs dispensed by physician must bear patient’s full name. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-14e(c).
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)EPT is permissible EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of August 10, 2011

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