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DEA: Implementation of the Provision of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Relating to the Dispensing of Narcotic Drugs for Opioid Use Disorder Federal Register
Jan 23, 2018 - Final rule from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) expanding the categories of practitioners who may, under certain conditions on a temporary basis, dispense a narcotic drug for the purpose of treating opioid use disorders. In an effort to make treatment more accessible for rural patients, "qualifying practitioner" now includes physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The rule brings the DEA's regulations into agreement with provisions of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which was signed into law in 2016.
Source: Federal Register
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