Legal Status of EPT in Missouri
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)||
“Physicians may dispense only to individuals with whom they have established a physician/ patient relationship.”
Mo. Code Regs. Ann. Tit. 20 § 2150-5.020(5)
“A licensed physician utilizing expedited partner therapy may prescribe and dispense medications for the treatment of chlamydia or gonorrhea for an individual who is the partner of a person with chlamydia or gonorrhea and who does not have an established physician/patient relationship with such physician.” Mo. Rev. Stat. § 191.648
|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)||Regulations incorporate: (1) APHA CCD Manual, 15th edition, 1990; (2) AAP’s Report of Comm’ee on Infectious Diseases, 22nd edition, 1991; and (3) CDC’s MMWR General Recommendations on Immunization, April 7, 1989. Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 19, § 20-20.040.|
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Prescription label must bear patient’s name. Mo. Ann. Stat. § 338.059; see also Mo. Code Regs. Ann. Tit. 4 § 150-5.020(4)(b)|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||
EPT is permissible.
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
|Status as of July 13, 2010|
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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