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Legal Status of EPT in Nebraska

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 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.

minus symbol 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)

plus sign 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)

plus sign 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)

permissible EPT is permissible.

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

Status will be effective as of September 5, 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