Direct access testing in RI?

Hi everyone

I would like to know, how is it possible to order STD tests in Rhode Island, if direct testing is prohibited in this state? In the article I saw that ordering lab tests online is not possible in RI, but on STDtestExpress it’s possible to order the test. So what is the difference? Is it possible to bypass this limitation for other tests?

I think they’re getting around it by having a Rhode Island doctor order the test behind the scenes on the person’s behalf.