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Legal Status of EPT in Georgia

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) minus symbol Dispense means “to issue… for subsequent administration to, or use by, a patient.” Ga. Code Ann. § 43-34-23(a)(3.1)
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 Prescriptions transmitted electronically or by fax must bear patient’s name and address. Out-patient prescription drug labels must include the patient’s name – Ga. Code Ann. § 26-4-80.
VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable.

Dispensation to, or use by, a patient does not expressly preclude subsequent provision of drugs to a partner. There is no statutory requirement that a physician conduct a physical examination prior to dispensing a drug for use by a partner.

Status as of August 16, 2006


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