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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 is MACEP's Annual Meeting to be held at the Massachusetts Medical Society Conference Center, Waltham, MA

Buprenorphine X-Waiver Training

Free Buprenorphine X-Waiver Trainings
December 10, 2018
December 14, 2018
January 15, 2019
January 30, 2019

Register for an Upcoming Free training session

On August 9, Governor Baker signed into law An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction. Chapter 208 requires acute hospitals with emergency services and satellite emergency departments to have the capacity to initiate opioid agonist therapy, including buprenorphine, to patients that present after an opioid-related overdose.

To prescribe buprenorphine, clinicians must possess a Drug Enforcement Agency Category X waiver; obtaining this waiver requires specific training. Physicians need to complete 8 hours to be eligible for a waiver. These sessions will target emergency department providers; however they will be open to all. The waiver course prepares physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine to treat Opioid use disorder.

The dates, locations and registration links for the training are as follows:

Monday, December 10, 2018 – Half and half training (4-hours in person, 4-hours online), MHA, Burlington; Click to register

Friday, December 14, 2018 – Full-day waiver training, MHA, Burlington
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Full-day waiver training, Baystate Health, Holyoke
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Full-day waiver training, St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford
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