1. UHS Binghamton Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Physicians, NPs & PAs

When: Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

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 and Physician Assistants 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 [3.5 hours of online training followed up by 4.5 hours of in-person 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.

Peter Ronan, MD, Medical Director, United Health Services, Addiction Medicine
Julia Hunter, MD, MPH, Assistant Medical Director, United Health Services, Addiction Medicine     

*Light Breakfast will be provided*  
United Health Services, 10-42 Mitchell Avenue, Russell Community Room, Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY 13903

Directions:   https://goo.gl/maps/Gefq4CRFcLL2

Julia Hunter, MD, MPH, Julia_Hunter@uhs.org
NYSDOH, AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health, buprenorphine@health.ny.gov or 1-800-692-8528

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).

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.

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