Opioid use disorder and related morbidity and mortality continues to increase in much of the United States. As a result, related emergency department visits and hospitalizations have increased significantly. The presentation will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and the laws and regulations that dictate how medication assisted treatment (primarily buprenorphine and methadone) can be used in the treatment of opioid use disorder. It will also discuss the exceptions that exist to regulations that allow for providers to use medication to treat opioid use disorder in patients seen in the emergency department or admitted to the hospital.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 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.
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- Distinguish the role that hospitals can have in providing medication to treat opioid use disorder.
- Summarize the exceptions to federal laws that allow medication to be provided to patients in the emergency department and hospital.
- Analyze hospital-based initiatives to treat opioid use disorder in various parts of the United States.
Physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid use disorder in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: August 28, 2018
End Date: August 28, 2021
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Christopher Welsh, MD, Association Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stockholder: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
- Rachel Trusty, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests
- Eunice Maize, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., American Psychiatric Association, Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests
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