by The HMS CME Online Team
NP and PA MAT Waiver Training
Through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) can become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) after completing 24 hours of specialized training.
We are pleased to announce that The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has approved two of Harvard Medical School’s CME Online Opioid Use Disorder Education Program courses as fulfilling the 16-hour portion of the NP/PA 24-hour required training for waiver eligibility. These courses are:
- Identification, Counseling, and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUDEP2)
- Collaborative Care Approaches for Management of Opioid Use Disorder (OUDEP 3)
Free Opioid Use Disorder Education
HMS has taken a three-pronged approach to address the current epidemic of opioid use and abuse. It includes educating medical students, health care professionals, and the general public. Toward this end, the OUDEP program is being offered for free to the health care community through the HMS CME Online platform with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The three-course program is accredited for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, and other health care providers collaborating to treat patients with substance use disorders.
If you are interested in learning more about applying OUDEP credits toward MAT waiver training, please visit our MAT Waiver Training page.