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Legal Status of EPT in Delaware

potentially allowable 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)

V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol Patient’s full name required on prescription label regarding any prescription drug “for the use of a patient or other third party….” Del. Code Ann. tit. 24 § 2522 (noting that no third-party information is required on the label).

minus symbol Dispense means to furnish or deliver a drug to an ultimate user by or pursuant to the lawful prescription of a practitioner. Del Code Ann. tit. 24 § 2502(4)

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

Lack of statutory authority stating otherwise, the law does not preclude a physician from prescribing drugs for patient’s partner. Partner information is not required on the prescription label. However, a pharmacist may only dispense drugs to an ultimate user.

Status as of July 24, 2007


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