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Legal Status of EPT in Alaska

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"Unprofessional conduct" includes the following:… prescribing, dispensing, or furnishing a prescription medication to a person without first conducting a physical examination of that person, unless the licensee has a patient-physician or patient-physician assistant relationship with the person; this paragraph does not apply to prescriptions written or medications issued… for expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted diseases. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 40.967(29)(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 Public health department may establish standards for the prevention, control, or amelioration of conditions of public health importance. Alaska Stat. § 18.15.355.

plus sign Incorporates: APHA CCD Manual 19th Edition, 2008 (as revised) Alaska Admin. Code tit. 7, § 27.010.
V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Information required for pharmacists to fill prescription includes name, address of patient unless address readily available in patient record. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 52.460.

minus symbol Labels for prescriptions dispensed by Advanced Nurse Practitioners must include patient name and may include patient id # (if applicable). Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 44.447.

VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) permissible EPT is permissible.

Administrative regulations do not require a physician-patient relationship that would otherwise preclude EPT. Lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions suggests that EPT is permissible.

Status as of December 29, 2013


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