Legal Status of EPT in New Jersey
EPT is potentially allowable.
|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.
A prescription means a lawful order of a practitioner for a drug, a device or diagnostic agent for a specific patient. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 45:14-41.
|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)||Patient’s name required on prescription label. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 24:21-17.|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||EPT is potentially allowable.
The state department of health is granted broad authority to dispense drugs for the treatment and prevention of STDs. Although a physician may only prescribe medications for a specific patient, EPT may be possible pursuant to population-based interventions under the direction of the health department.
|Status as of August 16, 2006|
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 42 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 6 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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- Page last reviewed: December 19, 2016
- Page last updated: February 9, 2012
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