"Turner's bill says no physician can prescribe a drug to treat erectile dysfunction, until he or she:Queue up, gentlemen. Line forms to your left.
• Obtains a notarized affidavit from the patient in which at least one of the patient's sex partners certifies that the patient has experienced symptoms of erectile dysfunction in the previous 90 days.
• Refers the patient to a sexual therapist approved by the state medical board for an assessment of the possible causes of the patient's symptoms and obtains a written report in which the therapist concludes that the patient's symptoms are not psychological.
• Conducts a cardiac stress test and obtains a result, in writing, that says the patient's cardiac health is compatible with sexual activity.
• Notifies the patient in writing of the potential risks and complications associated with taking erectile dysfunction drugs.
• Declares in writing, under penalty of perjury, that the drugs are necessary to treat erectile dysfunction and describes the physician's medical rationale for issuing the prescription.
• Places all of the described documents in the patient's medical record."
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