Legal Status of EPT in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

prohibited EPT is prohibited.

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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 “’Patient,’ as used in any context in this Chapter, means a person for whom health care professional services are performed or to whom health care products or services are sold or provided at the site of a health care professional’s practice or through referral to another location or business in which the health care professional has a material interest”  NMIAC § 140-50.3-305
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 “The Pharmacist shall not dispense a Prescription Drug if the Pharmacist knows or reasonably should know that the Prescription Drug Order was issued solely on the basis of an Internet-based questionnaire, an Internet-based consultation, or a telephonic consultation, all without a valid Patient-Practitioner relationship”  NMIAC § 140-50.3-3571
minus symbol “’Compounding’ means the preparation of Components into a Drug product (1) as the result of a Practitioner’s Prescription Drug Order or initiative based on the Practitioner/patient/Pharmacist relationship in the course of professional practice, or (2) for the purpose of, or as an incident to, research, teaching, or chemical analysis and not for sale or Dispensing.

Compounding includes the preparation of Drugs or Devices in anticipation of receiving Prescription Drug Orders based on routine, regularly observed prescribing patterns.

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(q) “Dispense” or “Dispensing” means the interpretation, evaluation, and implementation of a Prescription Drug Order, including the preparation and Delivery of a Drug or Device to a patient or patient’s agent in a suitable container appropriately labeled for subsequent Administration to, or use by, a patient.”  NMIAC § 140-50.3-3500

minus symbol “A Prescription Drug Order shall contain the following information at a minimum: (a) full name, date of birth, and street address or P.O. Box of the patient” NMIAC § 140-50.3-3570

VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) prohibited EPT is prohibited.Multiple administrative rules indicate that various pharmacy-related activities, such as dispensing, compounding, and prescribing, are to be made on the basis of a “Patient-Practitioner relationship,” or to a “patient.”  The definition of “patient” implies an in-person examination.  Additionally, prescriptions must include the full name, date of birth, and address of the patient.
Status as of November 28, 2017
Legend

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

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permissible EPT is permissible in 44 states: potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable in 5 states: prohibited EPT is prohibited in 1 states:
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
Alabama
Kansas
New Jersey
Oklahoma
South Dakota
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico and Guam.
South Carolina
EPT is prohibited in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  

Summary Totals

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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