Friday, November 15, 2019

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

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Omni Mt. Washington Hotel

310 Mount Washington Road Bretton Woods, NH 03575


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Molly Rossignol, DO
Sanchit Maruti, MD
DATA 2000 Organization:
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry


Joy Potter
New Hampshire Medical Society

FREE 8-Hour MAT Waiver Course

at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods

The New Hampshire Medical Society, NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Anthem Foundation and New Engalnd Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to offer this buprenorphine waiver training.

  • Training is available for physicians interested in seeking their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take eight hours of training.
  • Following trainings, physicians who have successfully completed the course, may apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to obtain the waiver.
  • 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and a Buprenorphine Training Completion Certificate will be awarded to those who complete all 8 hours of the course and receive a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the examination.
  • Residents may take the course and apply for their waiver when they receive their DEA license. They will need to maintain their certificate of completion following the training.
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who take this 8-Hour MAT waiver course will receive a certificate of completion and can apply it toward the 24-hour training requirement established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). For the addtional 16 hours, PCSS-MAT is also providing NPs and PAs with the coursework FREE and together they meet the required training to be eligible to apply for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

Method of physician participation in the learning process: To be awarded a maximum designated credits and a Buprenorphine Training Completion Certificate you must complete all 8 hours of the course and receive a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the examination.

Those passing the course will be able to complete the waiver application online.

Approved by the NH Board of Medicine as Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the NH Opioid Prescribing Competency Requirement.

Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the New Hampshire Medical Society, Anthem New Hampshire, and NH Department of Health and Human Services and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of PAs (AAPA), and American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for healthcare teams. 

Credit Designation: AAAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 (eight) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAAP is an approved provider of nursing continuing education through AAAP's Joint Accreditation provider #4008192. This program is approved for up to 8 Nursing Contact Hours.  AAAP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for a maximum of 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 8 (eight) Interprofessional Continuing Education credits for learning and change.

Communications Access: If accommodations are needed for interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Joy Potter at joy.potter@nhms.org or 603-224-1909 by November 7, 2019. At least 5 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 5 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.

Funding for this initiative were made possible by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health  Services Administration (SAMHSA) grants through the NH State Opioid Response (SOR - TI081685) and Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT - 1H79TI081968-01), as well as the Anthem Foundation.

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