Expedited Partner Therapy for Selected Sexually Transmitted Infections

Originally approved April 2022


The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) supports the use of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for selected sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to address an important public health problem with effective therapy, and further:

  • Endorses the use of EPT as an adjunct to care for selected patients with STIs for which the CDC recommends the use of expedited therapy.
  • Encourages development of model legislation that removes legal obstacles to EPT, promotes legal clarity where the laws are ambiguous, and provides legal protection for health care professionals who prescribe EPT.
  • Supports affordability, accessibility, and insurance coverage of EPT medications for patients and their partners.
  • Supports work by state and local health departments and key stakeholders to develop expedited partner therapy protocols.
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