12/2/17 Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers: Sullivan County

Saturday, December 02 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM [EST]


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Saturday, December 02 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM [EST]

About the Events

The NYSDOH, AIDS Institute is sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers.In response to the opioid overdose deaths in New York State, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid overdose disorder is urgently needed. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Medical Residents are welcome and highly encouraged to attend this training.

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 School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Trainers: Sharon Stancliff, MD, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY

                 Nicholas Batson, MD, Crystal Run HealthCare, Middletown, NY

Where: Catskill Regional Medical Center, 68 Harris-Bushville Rd, Board Room, Harris, NY 12742

                Light refreshments will be provided.

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

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

                      Stephen Crowe, 212-417-4558, stephen.crowe@health.ny.gov 

                      Lyla Hunt, 518-473-7428, 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 Hudson Valley Community Services, Sullivan County Public Health Services and Harm Reduction Coalition.


Funding for this course was made possible (in part) by 1U79TI026556 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 sponsoring data organization.



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