Legal Status of EPT in Kansas
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)||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)|| 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
“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)|| 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|
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 41 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 7 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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- Page last reviewed: December 19, 2016
- Page last updated: December 22, 2016
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