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Legal Status of EPT in Hawaii

potentially allowable 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 “A health professional may in addition to treating a patient, provide expedited partner therapy to the partner of the patient [subject to various legal requirements set out within this section]” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 453 -52.

minus symbol “A prescription drug shall be dispensed only by a practitioner to an ultimate user...” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(b)(3)

plus sign The director of health may “remove drugs subject to §§ 328-15.4 and 328 17 from the requirements of subsections [a-d] when such requirements are not necessary for the protection of the public health.”
Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(h) ( § 328-15.4 concerns habit-forming drugs for use by a person ; § 328-17 concerns new drugs).

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) minus symbol Prescription order must bear name and address of the person for whom the drug is prescribed, i.e. the “ultimate user.” Haw. Rev. Stat. § 328-16(b)(3)(B)(iv).
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) potentially allowable EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Status as of July 1, 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