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Legal Status of EPT in Indiana

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 Medical Licensing Board of Indiana regulations allows physicians to prescribe and dispense medications for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea to the sex partners of the physician’s diagnosed patient without requiring examination of the sex partners. 844 IAC 5-4-2

minus symbol A physician “shall not prescribe, dispense, or otherwise provide, or cause to be provided, any legend drug that is not a controlled substance to a person who the physician has never personally physically examined and diagnosed unless the physician is providing care in consultation with another physician who has an ongoing relationship with the patient, and who has agreed to supervise the patient’s use of the drug or drugs to be provided.”
844 Ind. Admin. Code 5-4-1(b)

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) plus sign For Chlamydia and gonorrhea, treatment guidelines incorporated: MMWR 2006 STD Treatment Guidelines, August 4, 2006, Volume 55, No. RR-11.
410 Ind. Admin. Code 1-2.3-59, 1-2.3-67
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) plus sign Prescription label need not bear patient’s name unless the patient’s name is stated in the prescription. Ind. Code § 16-42-3-6(e)(3).
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) permissible EPT is permissible.

Medical Licensing Board regulations expressly authorize EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of October 28, 2011


plus sign supports the use of EPT

minus symbol negatively affects the use of EPT

permissible EPT is permissible

potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable

prohibited EPT is prohibited