Originally Posted by xjx388
No it does not. That's idiotic. I don't care if the guy with the STD doesn't want to tell his sex partners. He can't do that.
No one moved any goal post. You don't have enough knowledge to recognize STDs and HIV are treated the same as far as partner notification goes. There are some differences with testing and informed consent but not with post diagnosis requirements to inform partners.
So you'd let an exposed person go un-notified if the legislators in all their practicing medicine without a license wisdom wrote a flawed law?
Fortunately most medical providers recognize flawed laws and aren't afraid to stand up.
Here's your problem. You seem to think there are laws with all the little details on how a medical provider should do this or that. There are no such laws. They would be impossible to write.
So guess what? It's up to the provider. We went around on this at the beginning when you tried to tell me what my scope of practice was. In this state nurse practitioners are independent medical providers. It's up to me to know what my scope of practice is. The details are not spelled out in the law.
You didn't appear to recognize the ethical dilemma in prescribing placebos.
Your posts reflect one who is very poorly informed about the difference between ethics, medical judgement and law.