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Legal Status of EPT in New Hampshire

Prohibited EPT is likely prohibited.

I. Statutes/regs on health care providers’ authority to prescribe for STDs to a patient’s partner(s) w/out prior evaluation (Explanation) minus symbol “‘Physician-patient relationship’ means a medical connection between a licensed physician and a patient that includes an in-person exam … Prescribing drugs to individuals without a physician-patient relationship shall be unprofessional conduct.” N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 329:1-c

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 name required on prescription. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 318:47-a.

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

Prohibited EPT is likely prohibited.

Statutory authority requires an in-person exam prior to prescribing medications. A lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions suggests that EPT is prohibited.

Status as of January 1, 2009


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