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Expedited Partner Therapy for Sexually Transmitted Infection

The Oregon Medical Board recognizes that the adequate treatment of sexually transmitted chlamydia and gonorrhea infections has always been a difficult public health issue.  When Chlamydia and gonorrhea are identified in a patient, the adequate treatment and prevention of recurrence in the patient often depends upon treatment of the patient's partner or partners, who may not be available or agreeable for direct examination.

In July 2022, the Oregon Medical Board adopted a rule to allow an Oregon Medical Board licensed physician or physician assistant to practice expedited partner therapy for the treatment of sexually transmitted chlamydia and gonorrhea infections as provided in the rule, see OAR 847-015-0050 for requirements.

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