Data 2000 Prescriber Training for Medication-Assisted-Treatment

The 21st Century Cures Act enacted by Congress in December 2016 recognized that states need significant help to combat the opioid epidemic. Ohio is receiving federal funds over two years to focus on developing a skilled workforce that can prescribe buprenorphine for medication assisted treatment (MAT). MAT has been recognized as a critical component in the treatment of people with opioid use disorder. Currently, buprenorphine availability is limited in Ohio because it is the only form of MAT that requires prescribers (i.e., physicians, physician assistants or advanced nurse practitioners) to have a unique DEA license (aka, DATA 2000 waiver). Prescribers must obtain additional training to obtain this license through one eight-hour course and then apply for a DATA 2000 waiver through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). OhioMHAS’ has designed a training agenda that will allow any medical professional with prescribing privileges to freely obtain the DATA 2000 waiver to meet the growing need of Ohio’s patients with opioid use disorder.

Who can be trained?

Physicians, physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners who are licensed in the state of Ohio may participate in the free training. See the specific requirements below.

What does the training entail?

The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for prescribers to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using Schedule III drugs approved by the FDA. The American Society of Addiction Medicine will host the eight-hour day of training to meet federal requirements for the DATA 2000 Waiver. This will be followed by a half-day of training from Ohio experts who will discuss topics including low-dose prescribing according to federal and state guidelines, and referral to behavioral health treatment facilities.

Training events are available live and online

Training events will occur several times each month across the state. Click the calendar image to view dates and locations. Please check back if there is not yet a training posted in your area, as additional dates will be added. Physicians who do not have time for the live course may take an online module at their own pace. ASAM is offering the full eight-hour training to meet federal requirements for the DATA 2000 Waiver.

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