Legal Status of EPT in Nebraska
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)||“If a physician, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner, or a certified nurse midwife… diagnoses a patient as having chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis, the physician may prescribe, provide drug samples of, or dispense pursuant to section 38-2850, and the physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife may prescribe or provide drug samples of, prescription oral antibiotic drugs to that patient’s sexual partner or partners without examination of that patient’s partner or partners.” Neb.Rev.Stat. § 71-503.02.|
|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 by reference: (1) APHA’s CCD Manual (latest edition); (2) CDC disease-specific recommendations via MMWR (latest edition). 173 Neb. Admin. Code § 1-007|
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||“Prescriptions for the patient’s sexual partner or partners must include the partner’s name.” Neb.Rev.Stat. § 71-503.02.|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||EPT is permissible. Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.|
|Status will be effective as of September 5, 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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