Legal Status of EPT in Indiana
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)||
Medical Licensing Board of Indiana regulations allows physicians to prescribe and dispense medications for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea to the sex partners of the physician’s diagnosed patient without requiring examination of the sex partners. 844 IAC 5-4-2
A physician “shall not prescribe, dispense, or otherwise provide, or cause to be provided, any legend drug that is not a controlled substance to a person who the physician has never personally physically examined and diagnosed unless the physician is providing care in consultation with another physician who has an ongoing relationship with the patient, and who has agreed to supervise the patient’s use of the drug or drugs to be provided.”
|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)||The 2010 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines are incorporated by reference into rule regarding disease control measures.410 Ind. Admin Code 1-2.5-149|
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Prescription label need not bear patient’s name unless the patient’s name is stated in the prescription. Ind. Code § 16-42-3-6(e)(3).|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||
EPT is permissible.
Medical Licensing Board regulations expressly authorize EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
|Status as of October 28, 2011|
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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