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Legal Status of EPT in Georgia
EPT is potentially allowable.
|I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation)||Dispense means “to issue… for subsequent administration to, or use by, a patient.” Ga. Code Ann. § 43-34-23(a)(3.1)|
|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)||Prescriptions transmitted electronically or by fax must bear patient’s name and address. Out-patient prescription drug labels must include the patient’s name – Ga. Code Ann. § 26-4-80.|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is potentially allowable.|
Dispensation to, or use by, a patient does not expressly preclude subsequent provision of drugs to a partner. There is no statutory requirement that a physician conduct a physical examination prior to dispensing a drug for use by a partner.
|Status as of August 16, 2006|
|EPT is permissible in 36 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 10 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