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We are excited to share with you that we are offering three Buprenorphine Waiver Trainings for Providers with an OB/GYN focus. 

 

The eight-hour waiver course prepares physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder in their offices. The curriculum includes the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacology of buprenorphine, and the regulatory requirements around prescribing this medication. Attendees will learn to screen patients for treatment with buprenorphine and to manage the medication along with the patient's other medical needs in an office setting such as a primary care clinic and address specific needs of patients in an OB/GYN setting.  

 

The course fulfills 8 hours of the training needed to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) requires physicians to complete 8 hours of approved training in order to be eligible for a waiver and nurse practitioners and physician assistants to complete 24 hours.

 

Training dates and locations are below:

 

Friday, January 10th, 2020; Beverly Hospital in Beverly, MA: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday, February 28th, 2020; Baystate Health in Holyoke, MA: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, June 12th, 2020; Federal Reserve Plaza in Boston, MA: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Please click on the hyperlinks above for more information and to register.

 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.