In 2011, the Massachusetts Legislature and Massachusetts Public Health Council passed a policy allowing qualified healthcare providers to prescribe medication for treatment of Chlamydia to the heterosexual partners of infected individuals without being seen by that physician. This legislation was passed on July 1st, 2011 under code 128 of the Massachusetts Public Health Law and is currently effective. To find out more about law, guidelines for using EPT in Massachusetts, EPT’s effectiveness and implementation check the links below.
EPT Fact Sheet for Providers:
CDC EPT Effectiveness
CDC Review and Guidance
Rules and Regulations Regarding EPT:
CDC Legal Brief for Massachusetts