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SECTION 2312
Expedited partner therapy for chlamydia trachomatis infection and other sexually transmitted infections
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 23, TITLE 1
§ 2312. Expedited partner therapy for chlamydia trachomatis infection
and other sexually transmitted infections. 1. Notwithstanding any other
provision of law and consistent with section two thousand three hundred
five of this title, a health care practitioner (who is authorized under
title eight of the education law to diagnose and prescribe drugs for
sexually transmitted chlamydia trachomatis infection and other sexually
transmitted infections, acting within his or her lawful scope of
practice) who diagnoses a sexually transmitted chlamydia trachomatis
infection or other sexually transmitted infection in an individual
patient may prescribe, dispense, furnish, or otherwise provide
prescription antibiotic drugs for the sexually transmitted infections
for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the
use of expedited partner therapy to that patient's sexual partner or
partners without examination of that patient's partner or partners.

2. A health care practitioner who reasonably and in good faith renders
expedited partner therapy in accordance with this section and following
the rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner shall not be
subject to civil or criminal liability or be deemed to have engaged in
unprofessional conduct.

3. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations concerning
the implementation of this section and shall also develop forms for
patients and their partners explaining expedited partner therapy for a
chlamydia trachomatis infection and other sexually transmitted
infections for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends the use of expedited partner therapy. Such forms shall be
written in a clear and coherent manner using words with common, everyday
meanings.