Legal Status of EPT in Alaska
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)||“Unprofessional conduct” includes the following:… prescribing, dispensing, or furnishing a prescription medication to a person without first conducting a physical examination of that person, unless the licensee has a patient-physician or patient-physician assistant relationship with the person; this paragraph does not apply to prescriptions written or medications issued… for expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted diseases. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 40.967(29)(B)|
|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)||
Public health department may establish standards for the prevention, control, or amelioration of conditions of public health importance. Alaska Stat. § 18.15.355.
Incorporates: APHA CCD Manual 19th Edition, 2008 (as revised) Alaska Admin. Code tit. 7, § 27.010.
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||
Information required for pharmacists to fill prescription includes name, address of patient unless address readily available in patient record. Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 52.460.
Labels for prescriptions dispensed by Advanced Nurse Practitioners must include patient name and may include patient id # (if applicable). Alaska Admin. Code tit. 12, § 44.447.
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||
EPT is permissible.
Administrative regulations do not require a physician-patient relationship that would otherwise preclude EPT. Lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions suggests that EPT is permissible.
|Status as of December 29, 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 43 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 5 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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