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Amendment to Policy 15-05, Prescribing Practices Policy and Guidelines

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
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MAPA is pleased to share that last week the Board of Registration of Medicine amended their regulations to align with federal policy guidelines allowing PAs who have completed the appropriate training and who are qualified to prescribe buprenorphine under state and federal law to prescribe buprenorphine in Massachusetts. This is effective immediately.

Previously the regulations stated that physicians were not permitted to delegate the prescribing of buprenorphine to non-physicians.

This is an important change in the BORIM regulations for PAs, NPs and the residents of the Commonwealth. With this change, much needed access to treatment will increase and enhance the Commonwealth’s response to current opioid epidemic.

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