Title: Allowing Doctors to Prescribe Antibiotics to Unnamed Sexual Partners
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that authorizes doctors to prescribe antibiotics to unnamed sexual partners of patients being treated for chlamydia or gonorrhea without conducting an examination of those unnamed partners.
- Authorizes pharmacists to prescribe such antibiotics to any individual who claims to be a partner and presents a prescription for the unnamed partner of the patient (Sec. 1).
- Authorizes practitioners to refuse to prescribe such antibiotics to unnamed partners and specifies that the decision to do so is voluntary (Sec. 1).