SB 955 Allows physicians to use expedited partner therapy by dispensing and prescribing medications for partners of persons with certain sexually transmitted diseases
Sponsor: Wright-Jones Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 4896S.01I Fiscal Note: 4896-01N.ORG
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 2/18/2010 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page: S374
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Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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Current Bill Summary

SB 955 - This act provides that any licensed physician may, but shall not be required to, utilize expedited partner therapy for the management of the sexual partners of persons with chlamydia or gonorrhea if such partners do not have an established physician-patient relationship with a physician. A licensed physician using such therapy may prescribe and dispense medications for the treatment of chlamydia or gonorrhea for such sexual partners. Any licensed physician utilizing expedited partner therapy for the management of such partners shall have immunity from any civil liability by reason of such actions, unless such physician acts negligently, recklessly, in bad faith or with malicious purpose. The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Division of Professional Registration shall develop rules for the implementation of the act.

This act is identical to HB 1375 (2010).