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Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association

POSITION STATEMENT ON NURSE PRACTITIONERS PROVIDING MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPY

Posted over 1 year ago by Callan Janowiec, FNP

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The VNPA will be submitting the attached letter of support for NPs as full partners in the treatment of opiate addiction, including the prescribing of Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT).

We would love to hear your comments, suggestions, thoughts, concerns, etc. regarding our position statement.  Please feel free to comment below in the comments section. Or if you prefer you can email the VNPA Secretary directly at callan.janowiec@gmail.com

Submission to the VT Legislature later this month - please make comments within 2 weeks.  Thank you!!!


Comments

Heather Shlosser over 1 year ago

This is great! I am licensed in VT and NH and have been communicating with representatives around the TREAT Act. My only thoughts are that in the proposed act there is a statement about supervision. For those of us who have a significant professional and educational background in addictions having to have "supervision" will simply cost us money and may present and additional barrier if we need to contract w/ a "physician." Thoughts?
Heather Shlosser, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Callan Janowiec, FNP over 1 year ago

Heather - thanks for your comments and concerns - we will definitely look into the supervision piece and make sure we address as needed. Other thoughts? Thanks again!

Deborah Wachtel over 1 year ago

I have spoken with several policy folks from AANP who are working on this legislation and if you read the second portion of the TREAT Act it states "according to state law...." which means that in full practice authority states there will NOT be super supervision. The problem with this bill is that the language is confusing so the AANP policy folks are working on that.

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