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Legal Status of EPT in Montana

potentially allowable 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. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)plus sign 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).
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)minus symbol Prescription must bear patient’s name and address. Mont. Code Ann. § 37-7-101(38).
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)potentially allowable 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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