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16 Hour Waiver Course for PAs
Description
16 hour MAT waiver training course for physician assistants (PAs) who wish to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. This is Part 2 of the 24 hour course requirement. Please visit pcssnow.org for Part 1 (8 hour course).
Target Audience
This activity will assist physician assistants (PAs) who wish to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

In accordance with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), PAs must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. This activity will allow PAs to fulfill the 16 hour portion of the 24 hour MAT waiver training requirement.
Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Provide information about the pharmacology and clinical use of buprenorphine
  • Provide information on other approved antagonist and agonist medications to treat opioid use disorder
  • Provide resources needed to set up office-based treatment of opioid use disorder using buprenorphine  
Method of participation in the activity

To be awarded a maximum of 16 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and a Certificate of Completion you must:

  • Review 16 training modules (16 hours) provided in this activity.
  • Earn a passing score of 75% on each of the module’s post-tests.
  • Complete a final evaluation and follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve your Certificate of Completion as well as your continuing credit certificate*.

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
16 PA-CME Credits
16 Attendance Credits
Contains: 16 Courses
 
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 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.

 
PCSS
pcssNow.org
pcss@aaap.org
For Waiver Inquiries, email PCSS.

ORN
opioidresponsenetwork.org

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