Legal Status of EPT in Vermont
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)|| All suspected cases of an infectious venereal disease must be examined by a physician licensed to practice within the state. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, § 1093.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine, certified as a physician’s assistant, or licensed to practice nursing may practice EPT for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit 18, § 1095.
“A health care professional may prescribe medication to a patient’s sexual partner or partners for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases designated in Section 5 of this rule in accordance with guidance published by the Commissioner of Health and consistent with the treatment standards and best practice recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/std/ept/. Vt. Admin. Code 12-5-48:4.0 (effective 7/1/2009)
|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)||Prescription order and label must bear the full name and address of patient. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, §§ 4201(26), 4212(c).*|
|VI. Assessment of EPT’s legal status with brief comments (Explanation)|| EPT is permissible.
Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia.
* This legal authority predates the effective date of the state’s law that authorizes EPT.
Status as of July 1, 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 44 states:||EPT is potentially allowable in 5 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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