Buprenorphine Waiver Course for Providers

NO FEE, 8 Hours of Free CME’s and CE’s

Saturday, October 29th

Pittsfield Crowne Plaza

Registration 7:30-8:00 am, Training 8:00 am–5:00 pm

Refreshments will be provided

This training is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with Medication Assisted Treatment

Register at this site:


Paste this link into your browser & find the registration button on the lower right of BSAS flyer

or contact Ann McDonald, RN MN (amcdonald@bhs1.org)
Jennifer Michaels, MD (
jmich@briencenter.org) with questions

Course Description: Opioid use disorders are at epidemic levels in the United Sates. Medication assisted treatment is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorders. Buprenorphine is approved for treatment in office-based settings. Buprenorphine can only be prescribed by physicians who complete an approved, standardized 8 hour training course as outlined in the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000. Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized.

Objectives: Upon completion of this training the participants will:

Have the training to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine

Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for buprenorphine

Have specific knowledge concerning the use of buprenorphine to manage opioid use disorder

Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid use disorders