Legal Status of EPT in Guam
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)|
|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)|| “Prescription means an order given individually for the person for whom prescribed, either directly from a licensed practitioner of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, dentistry or veterinary medicine, to the pharmacist or indirectly by means of written order for the compounding or dispensing of drugs bearing the name and address of the prescriber, his license classification, the name and address of patient, the name and quantity of the drug prescribed, directions for use and the date of issue…” 25 Guam R. & Regs. § 13101
“Dispense means to select, compound, mix, combine, measure, count, or otherwise prepare a drug or drugs for delivery to the patient, or to deliver a drug or drugs to the patient. […] (3) Patient means the individual for whom drugs are prescribed or to whom prescription drugs are administered…” 25 Guam R. & Regs. § 13110
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is potentially allowable.
The definition of “patient” under Guam’s laws does not require a physician-patient relationship and therefore could be interpreted to include a sexual partner. In consideration of potential legal barriers to prescribing and dispensing EPT medications, in the absence of explicit legal authorization of EPT, EPT is potentially allowable in Guam.
|Status as of May 22, 2017|
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 46 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 4 states:||EPT is prohibited in 0 states:|
EPT is permissible in the District of Columbia.
EPT is permissible in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
EPT is potentially allowable in Puerto Rico and Guam.
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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