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Legal Status of EPT in Hawaii
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 health professional may in addition to treating a patient, provide expedited partner therapy to the partner of the patient [subject to various legal requirements set out within this section]” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 453 - ____.
“A prescription drug shall be dispensed only by a practitioner to an ultimate user...” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(b)(3)
The director of health may “remove drugs subject to §§ 328-15.4 and 328 17 from the requirements of subsections [a-d] when such requirements are not necessary for the protection of the public health.”
|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 order must bear name and address of the person for whom the drug is prescribed, i.e. the “ultimate user.” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(b)(3)(B)(iv).|
|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 July 1, 2013|
|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