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Legal Status of EPT in Vermont

permissible 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)

minus symbol 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.

plus signIndividuals licensed to practice medicine, certified as a physician's assistant, or licensed to practice nursing may practice EPT for the treatment of chlamydia or gonorrhea. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit 18, § 1095.

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)

minus symbol 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)

permissible EPT is permissible.

Statutory authority expressly authorizes EPT for the treatment of chlamydia.

Status as of July 1, 2013


plus sign supports the use of EPT

minus symbol negatively affects the use of EPT

permissible EPT is permissible

potentially allowable EPT is potentially allowable

prohibited EPT is prohibited