Under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, doctors are required to complete an 8-hour training course to qualify for a waiver to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine. Not all doctors can be suboxone providers, but with the right training and a DEA waiver, someone can learn the proper guidelines and requirements needed to safely treat people suffering from opiate addiction.

How Can a Doctors Become Trained Suboxone Providers?

A course offered by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) can allow a doctor to become trained in suboxone prescribing guidelines and restrictions. In the course, all medications and treatments for opiate use disorder, and provides a healthcare provider with all the education needed to obtain a waiver to prescribe suboxone. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000.

What is the Drug Abuse Treatment Act (DATA) of 2000?

The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000, specifies the training that’s necessary for suboxone providers to obtain a waiver to engage in medication-assisted treatment of opiate addiction using FDA approved medicines. DATA waives the requirement for a doctor to obtain a separate DEA registration as a Narcotic Treatment Program. Doctors who are registered for with the Drug Enforcement Agency as practitioners who apply and are qualified pursuant to DATA are issued a waiver and will be authorized to conduct maintenance and detox services using schedule III, IV, or V narcotic medications.

DATA waivers are only available for qualified doctors, hospitals and mid-level medical practitioners do not qualify to receive it.

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