Authorizes an HIV counselor to also perform a rapid STI test, or any combination HIV/HCV/STI tests, as specified. Allows HIV counselors to receive HIV counseling training through a training course that has been certified by the Office of AIDS.
To Senate Committee on Health (2/12/20)
Policy Update: Reimbursement for Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
Medi-Cal and Family PACT have updated their policy to reimburse for EPT.
For the prevention of reinfection from chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis
Allowable by prescription for any visit type ordispensed in clinic for family planning related visits only
Reimbursement for client dose and up to 5 partner doses per dispensing
Prescriptions must be written in the name of the enrolled client
Relates to the treatment of the partner of a patient with a sexually transmitted infection. This bill expands the existing clinical practice of treating the sexual partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea to include trichomoniasis.