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By Shelby Friesz
Nebraska News Service 

Legislature requires STD information with prescriptions if bill passes


LINCOLN – Nebraska lawmakers adopted an amendment to a bill Tuesday that would require physicians to give written information about an STD when providing treatment to a patient with such infections.

The written information, detailing chlamydia and gonorrhea and the treatments of these sexually transmitted diseases, could then be delivered to the patient’s partner.  

The amendment (AM764), sponsored by Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, passed with a 37-0 vote.  

The underlying bill (LB528), sponsored by Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha, would allow medical practitioners to provide treatment for chlam...

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