Eight hours of training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is required to obtain a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)offers free waiver training for physicians to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
PCSS uses three formats in training on MAT:
- Live eight-hour training
- “Half and Half” format, which involves 3.75 hours of online training and 4.25 hours of face-to-face training.
- Live training (provided in a webinar format) and an online portion that must be completed after participating in the full live training webinar (Provided twice a month by PCSS partner organization American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine)
Trainings are open to all practicing physicians. Residents may take the course and apply for their waiver when they receive their DEA license. For upcoming trainings consult the MAT Waiver Training Calendar
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