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EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY (EPT)

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is:

  • The practice of providing antibiotic therapy to the sex partners of persons diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without an intervening medical evaluation.
  • Intended to reduce the likelihood of repeat infection in the index patient, and a valuable option for treating partners who are unlikely or unable to seek timely medical care.
  • Not intended to replace traditional partner notification and management. Legally permissible in most states.

 

In Maryland, EPT treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea (and trichomoniasis, effective October 1, 2017) may be prescribed or dispensed by the following health care providers in accordance with their current scopes of practice:

  • licensed physicians;
  • authorized physician assistants;
  • advanced practice registered nurses; and
  • certain RNs in Local Health Departments.

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