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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. 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).|
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||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)|| 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|
|EPT is permissible in 36 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 10 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