Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for chlamydia trachomatis was signed into law in New York State in January 2009; regulations to accompany the law were adopted in October 2010. EPT allows health care providers to provide patients being treated for chlamydia with medication or a prescription to deliver to his or her sex partner(s) without a prior medical evaluation of those partners.
The New York State Department of Health lists expedited partner therapy as an exception to the electronic prescribing mandate. As such, providers can continue to use paper prescriptions for the treatment of sex partner(s) of patients diagnosed with chlamydia trachomatis. Providers can order paper prescriptions from the New York State Department of Health.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding EPT, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a patient/partner and would like to report an adverse reaction after taking azithromycin for EPT, call 311.
If you are a provider and would like to report an allergic reaction related to EPT, call 311 or the provider access line at 866-NYC-DOH1 (866-692-3641).