Buprenorphine X-Waiver Training

Free Buprenorphine X-Waiver Trainings

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:
In person 8 hour training:
March 23, 2019 - 9:30-4:30 - Berkshire Plaza Hotel, Pittsfield. To register: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=103
April 4, 2019 - 8:30-4:30 - Boston Medical Center. To register: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=100
April 23, 2019 - 1-9pm - Boston Medical Center. To register: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=101
May 4, 2019 - 8:30-4:30pm - Massachusetts General Hospital. To register: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=118 

Half and half training (4-hours in person, 4-hours online)
April 29, 2019-8:30am-12:30pn - Boston Medical Center. To register; https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=102 
May 2, 2019 - 8am-Noon - Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham. To register: https://www.bmcobat.org/training/register/event/?id=102