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 (effective 8/28/2010)
|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.
* This legal authority predates the effective date of the state’s law that authorizes EPT.
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 44 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 5 states:||EPT is prohibited in 1 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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