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Legal Status of EPT in Hawaii

potentially allowable 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 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 - ____.

minus symbol “A prescription drug shall be dispensed only by a practitioner to an ultimate user...” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(b)(3)

plus sign 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.”
Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(h) ( § 328-15.4 concerns habit-forming drugs for use by a person ; § 328-17 concerns new drugs).

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) minus symbol 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) potentially allowable EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of July 1, 2013

 

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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