Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized.
NO FEE, 8 Hours of Free CME’s and CE’s
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Location: Pittsfield Crowne Plaza
Registration 7:30-8:00 am, Training 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Refreshments will be provided
This training is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with Medication Assisted Treatment
Register at this site:
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Course Description: Opioid use disorders are at epidemic levels in the United Sates. Medication assisted treatment is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorders. Buprenorphine is approved for treatment in office-based settings. Buprenorphine can only be prescribed by physicians who complete an approved, standardized 8 hour training course as outlined in the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000. Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized.
Upon completion of this training the participants will:
- Have the training to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine
- Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for buprenorphine
- Have specific knowledge concerning the use of buprenorphine to manage opioid use disorder
- Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid use disorders