Legal Status of EPT in Nevada
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)||
Regulations incorporate by reference: (1) APHA’s CCD Manual; (2) AAP’s “2009 Red Book; (3) 2006 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.
Nev. Admin. Code § 441A.200
All health care providers must follow Chlamydia and gonorrhea treatment guidelines in the 2006 STD Treatment Guidelines,. Nev. Admin. Code §§ 441A.490, 441A.540.
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||Requires patient name on label of prescription. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 639.2353(2)(d)|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||
EPT is permissible.
Administrative regulations mandate adherence to the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, as revised, for the treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea. These regulations and the lack of contrary statutory or regulatory provisions suggest EPT is permissible.
|Status as of March 16, 2009|
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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