Legal Status of EPT in Nebraska
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)||
“If a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, or a certified nurse… diagnoses a patient as having chlamydia or gonorrhea, the physician may prescribe, provide, or dispense pursuant to section 38-2850 and the physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife may prescribe or provide drug samples of prescription oral antibiotic drugs to that patient’s sexual partner or partners without examination of that patient’s partner or partners.” Neb.Rev.Stat. § 71-503.02.
Prophylactic treatment for STDs allowed after diagnostic evaluation of STD when the person either has an STD or is suspected of having contact with someone with an STD. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-504.
|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)||
Regulations incorporate by reference: (1) APHA’s CCD Manual (latest edition); (2) CDC disease-specific recommendations via MMWR (latest edition). 173 Neb. Admin. Code § 1-007
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||
Prescription label need not bear the patient’s name. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-5404.
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||
EPT is permissible.
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
|Status will be effective as of September 5, 2013|
supports the use of EPT
negatively affects the use of EPT
EPT is permissible
EPT is potentially allowable
EPT is prohibited
|EPT is permissible in 41 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 7 states:||EPT is prohibited in 2 states:|
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico.
The information presented here is not legal advice, nor is it a comprehensive analysis of all the legal provisions that could implicate the legality of EPT in a given jurisdiction. The data and assessment are intended to be used as a tool to assist state and local health departments as they determine locally appropriate ways to control STDs.
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- Page last reviewed: December 19, 2016
- Page last updated: December 22, 2016
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