Expedited Partner Therapy in the Management of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Research guidelines on screening procedures for sexually transmitted infections, primarily gonorrhea and chlamydia. Discuss the current recommended guidelines for sexually transmitted infections, primarily gonorrhea and chlamydia. Include the required reporting of these infections. Consider how the guidelines might support clinical decision making and treatment. Discuss the current treatment regimen for these two STIs leading into the need for the sexual partners of the patient to be treated. Explain what expedited partner therapy is and the role of the healthcare provider (physician, NP, PA) in this process. Also, discuss that EPT is not legal in every state. In my state of Arkansas, it is legal but only for physicians to provide EPT. NPs in Arkansas cannot provide EPT. œThe Arkansas State Board of Nursing has determined that it is not within the scope of practice of the advanced practice nurse (APN) with prescriptive authority to prescribe for a person with whom the APN has not established a proper in-person APN/patient relationship.