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Legal Status of EPT in Connecticut
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)|| 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)|
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.”
|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)||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.|
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
|Status as of August 10, 2011|
|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