Legal Status of EPT in New Jersey
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)|| The state department of health may provide antibiotics and other appropriate drugs for the treatment and prevention of STDs. N.J. Stat. Ann § 26:4-47.
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a health care professional who diagnoses a patient as having a sexually transmitted disease may provide expedited partner therapy to a sexual partner of the patient pursuant to this act.” N.J. Stat. Ann § 26:4-48.2.
|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)|
|V. Prescription requirements (Explanation)||“[EPT] medication shall be prescribed or dispensed in the sexual partner’s name or, if not known, in the name of “Expedited Partner Therapy,” and provided to the patient to give to the sexual partner…” .J. Stat. Ann § 26:4-48.2|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||EPT is permissible. Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT.|
|Status as of May 1, 2020|
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 45 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 4 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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