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Legal Status of EPT in District of Columbia

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 physician, advance practice registered nurse, or a physician’s assistant “who diagnoses a chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis* infection in a patient may prescribe and dispense antimicrobial drugs to the patient's sexual partner for treatment of that STI without an examination of the sexual partner.” D.C Code § 7-2081.02.

*CDC does not recommend EPT for trichomoniasis

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) minus symbol District of Columbia Board of Medicine disciplinary order issued 7/31/2003: fined physician $2000 for prescribing without seeing the patient.
IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation) plus sign Regulations incorporate by reference APHA’s CCD Manual, Ninth Ed., 1960. Meeting requirements of the 1960 CCD manual is prima facie evidence of good medical or public health practice.
D.C. Mun. Reg. tit. 22, § 202.8.
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Label for prescription drug must bear patient’s name. D.C. Mun. Reg. tit. 22, § 1912.2.

minus symbol Pharmacists must keep record of patient name and address for every prescription filled. D.C. Mun. Reg. tit. 22, § 1913.4.

VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) permissible EPT is permissible

The DC Code expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of April 30, 2014

 

permissible EPT is permissible in 35 states: potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable in 9 states: prohibited EPT is prohibited in 6 states:

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico 
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.

Alabama
Delaware
Georgia
Kansas
Maryland *
Montana
New Jersey
South Dakota
Virginia

EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.
Florida
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Oklahoma
West Virginia

* Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.

Summary Totals

 
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