Legal Status of EPT in Pennsylvania
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)||A prescription means a written or oral order issued by a duly licensed medical practitioner in the course of his professional practice …which is dispensed for use by a consumer.” 63 Penn. Stat. § 390-2(8); see also 49 Pa. Code. § 27.1|
|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)|| Pharmacist dispensing means “preparation of a prescription or non-prescription drug…for subsequent administration to or use by a patient or other individual entitled to receive the drug.” 63 Penn. Stat. § 390-2(2.1).
Prescriptions on file shall show the name and address of the patient. 49 Pa. Code § 27.18(b)(1)
“The label shall also bear the name and address of the practitioner, the date dispensed, the name of the patient, and the directions for use of the drug by the patient.” 49 Pa. Code § 16.94(a)
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)||EPT is permissible.
Statutory language does not preclude a third-party partner from being a “consumer” or an “individual entitled to receive the drug.”
|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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