Legal Status of EPT in Hawaii
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)|| “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. Legislative bills or prospective regulations concerning EPT (or like practices) (Explanation)||
|V. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)||
|VI. 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).|
|VII. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is potentially allowable.
The director of health is authorized to waive prescription requirements that may otherwise preclude EPT to protect the public’s health. Nothing suggests that this waiver be granted only for exigencies.
|Status as of August 16, 2006|
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Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.