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Legal Status of EPT in Kansas

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)

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) plus sign There is no statutory requirement that patients be examined by a physician prior to being given a prescription at a non-profit clinic. However, the need for a physical examination depends on the facts and standards of competent medical practice. XVI Kan. Op. Att’y Gen. 60, No. 82-162 (1982).
IV. Laws that incorporate via reference guidelines as acceptable practices (including EPT) (Explanation)

V. Prescription requirements (Explanation) minus symbol A dispensing physician shall clearly label each drug dispensed. The label shall be typed or machine printed and shall include the following: (b) The full name of the patient. Kan. Admin. Regs. § 100-21-2

minus symbol "Dispense" means "to deliver prescription medication to the ultimate user . . . by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner." Kan. Stat Ann. § 65-1626

VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation) potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable.

Although physicians may prescribe drugs without conducting a physical exam, a pharmacist may only dispense drugs to an ultimate user (which may not include partners of patients).

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