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Legal Status of EPT in Mississippi
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)|
|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 label need not bear patient’s name. Miss. Code Ann. § 73-21-119.|
Prescriptions can only be dispensed by a pharmacist “for a patient.”
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is permissible.|
Dispensation of a drug “for a patient” does not preclude EPT absent express language otherwise.
|Status as of August 16, 2006|
|EPT is permissible in 37 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 9 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