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February 26, 2024 Clouds | 38°F
The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 121B: Prescription and distribution of drugs to treat Chlamydia in unexamined sexual partners of patients

Section 121B. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department, in consultation with the board of registration in medicine, shall promulgate regulations authorizing a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or certified nurse midwife who is authorized under chapter 94C to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs and who diagnoses infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis in individual patients, to prescribe and dispense such prescription drugs to a patient's sexual partners for the presumptive treatment of Chlamydia infection without an examination of the patient's sexual partners.