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Free 24-hour Required DATA-waiver Coursework for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Posted over 1 year ago by Amy O'Meara

Qualify for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) Waiver

Learn how nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can train and apply to become DATA-waiver practitioners.

NPs and PAs may take the eight-hour DATA-waiver course for treatment of opioid use disorder, designed by national experts, that physicians currently take. The course is offered for free by SAMHSA through the Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) (link is external)

For the additional 16 hours, SAMHSA will also offer the training for free through the PCSS-MAT once it has been developed. NPs and PAs who have completed the required training and seek to become DATA-waiver for up to 30 patients will be able to apply to do so beginning in early 2017. For more information on the upcoming launch of the application and SAMHSA-sponsored training opportunities, sign up for the Buprenorphine Waiver Management email list.