New proposed rules from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) aim to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment while reducing the opportunity for medication diversion. SAMHSA included within the proposed rule specific questions for stakeholders from the field to answer about the potential impact of certain regulatory changes like the prescriber limit for medication assisted treatment, practitioner training, and more.
The National Council submitted comments on these questions noting that many of the quality and reporting requirements proposed for practices seeking to serve over 100 patients would also benefit patients served by practices not seeking this waiver. For example, new requirements related to diversion control, overdose prevention and reporting on referral to treatment would benefit all patients served in OTPs. To read our comments in full, click here.
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