Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is extremely effective in treating opioid use disorder and in helping to sustain recovery. It’s critically important to expand access to MAT by ensuring that providers can obtain the training required to prescribe and dispense it.
Linked below is information about a new free, online 8-hour MAT waiver training (plus CEUs) for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The training is offered by the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), which is a coalition of organizations and providers led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. PCSS has been funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in response to the opioid overdose epidemic.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants need to take an additional 16 hours of training (for a total of 24 hours), and PCSS also offers those additional hours in a free, online format.
Link to MAT waiver training info for physicians:https://pcssnow.org/
Link to MAT waiver training for nurse practitioners:
Link to MAT waiver training for physician assistants:
Shared on behalf of the California Department of Health, Office of AIDS, Syringe Services Program