Legal Status of EPT in Montana
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)|
|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)|| Public health department regulations incorporate by reference CDC’s 2021 STI Treatment Guidelines for chlamydia (Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.515) and gonorrhea (Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.530).
Public health department regulations incorporate by reference the American Public Health Association’s Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (20th Edition, 2015). Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.501.
“(1) The department adopts and incorporates by reference the following publications: […] (a) The “Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, An Official Report of the American Public Health Association”, 21st edition, 2022, which lists and specifies control measures for communicable diseases. […](c) The “Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021,” published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the July 23, 2021, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, volume 70, hereafter referred to as “Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021,” and specify the most currently accepted effective treatments for sexually transmitted infections.” Mont.Admin.R. 37.114.105
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Prescription must bear patient’s name and address. Mont. Code Ann. § 37-7-101(43).|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||EPT is permissible.Administrative regulations incorporate by reference the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines and the 2015 American Public Health Association’s Control of Communicable Diseases Manual. These regulations, plus the lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions, suggest that EPT is permissible.|
|Status as of June 7, 2013|
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 46 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 4 states:||EPT is prohibited in 0 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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