9/22/18 Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers: Westchester County

Saturday, September 22 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM [EST]

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Saturday, September 22 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

NOTE: If you attempt to register and get notfication that this training is sold out, please add yourself to the waiting list and we will inform you if/when space becomes available. Unfortunately we will be reaching capacity, but will notify you when future trainings are scheduled if you add yourself to the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute in partnership with Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network Performing Provider System (PPS), Westchester County Department of Health and Hudson Valley Community Services is sponsoring a free Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers. In response to opioid overdose deaths in New York State, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder is urgently needed. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Medical Residents are welcome to attend.

Under current regulations, authorized practitioners (MDs, DOs, NPs & PAs) are required to obtain a ‘waiver’ to prescribe buprenorphine. To acquire this waiver, physicians are required to complete a standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are required to complete the standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training as well as an additional 16 hours of online training as established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Residents may also take the course and apply for their waiver once they receive their DEA license. The buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training is offered in a ‘half and-half’ format [4.5 hours of in-person training followed up by 3.5 hours of online training]. Upon completion of the required training, providers will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients. Please contact us for further information.

CME CREDITS:The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Trainers: Kelly Ramsey, MD, Hudson River Healthcare, Poughkeepsie, NY; Kimberly Sue, MD, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY

Location: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room E, White Plains, NY 10606. Light refreshments will be provided.  

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/dYwpRDtXGg82

Online Registration: https://goo.gl/dm7Yn1

Questions: NYSDOH, AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health

                      Stephen Crowe, 212-417-4558, stephen.crowe@health.ny.gov
                      Belinda Duncan, 212-417-4553,
buprenorphine@health.ny.gov

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented by NYSDOH, AIDS Institute in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and in partnership with Westchester Medical Center (WMC) Health Network Performing Provider System (PPS), Westchester County Department of Health and Hudson Valley Community Services.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 from SAMHSA.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.  American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the DATA 2000 sponsor for this training.

 

 

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