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Legal Status of EPT in Idaho

EPT is 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 If a prescriber makes a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease in a patient, the prescriber may prescribe or dispense antibiotics to the infected patient’s named sexual partner or partners for treatment of the sexually transmitted disease as recommended by the most current centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) guidelines.” Idaho Code Ann. § 54-1733 (2012).

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) minus symbol The Attorney General addressed the role of a non-physician (a correctional officer) to dispense prescriptions to a third-party (inmates). The AG concluded that this is not permissible because (1) dispensing of prescriptions requires specialized judgment, (2) an in loco parentis argument does not override the medical training required to administer drugs, and (3) only medical attendants may be delegated the task, as non-licensed practitioners, to dispense prescription medicines directly to a third-party. 1977 Op. Att'y Gen. Idaho 289.
IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)

V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Supplying drugs to unqualified persons constitutes unprofessional conduct. Idaho Admin. Code r.

minus symbol Prescription label must bear patient’s name. Idaho Admin. Code r.

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

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Status as of July 1, 2012


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