Legal Status of EPT in Montana
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)||
|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)||House Bill No. 292 amends sections 37-2-104, 37-7-103, 50-18-10, and 50-31-301, MCA to allow "the dispensing of a prescription drug for a sexual partner of a person being treated for a sexually transmitted disease if the drug is dispensed in accordance with the provisions of 50-18-110 by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse with authority to prescribe." Status: Died in standing committee (4/28/09)|
|V. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)||Public health department regulations incorporate by reference CDC guidelines from MMWR: STD Treatment Guidelines, vol. 51, 2002. Mont. Admin. R. 37.114.515 (chlamydia); 37.114.530 (gonorrhea).|
|VI. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Prescription must bear patient’s name and address. Mont. Code Ann. § 37-7-101(38).|
|VII. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is potentially allowable.
Incorporation by reference of CDC’s STD Treatment Guidelines suggest EPT is potentially allowable provided the state automatically recognizes the most current version of CDC’s guidelines.
The 2009 introduction of a bill to legalize dispensing of a prescription drug to a patient’s partner suggests support for the practice of EPT.
|Status as of April 28, 2009|
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Exception: EPT is permissible in Baltimore, Maryland.