DE SB157 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Passed on August 29 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-08-29 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without clinical assessment of the partners. In August 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended EPT as an evidence-based option to manage chlamydial infection and gonorrhea by treating index patients sex partners to prevent reinfection and curtail further transmission. As of July 2017, EPT is permissible in 41 states.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Expedited Partner Therapy.


Roll Calls

2018-06-12 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2018-04-26 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-08-29 Signed by Governor
2018-06-12 Passed By House. Votes: 38 YES 3 ABSENT
2018-05-09 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 On Its Merits
2018-05-01 Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
2018-04-26 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-04-26 Amendment SA 1 to SB 157 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
2018-04-26 Amendment SA 1 to SB 157 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2018-04-18 Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 2 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
2018-03-16 Introduced and Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate

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