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DEA Licensure Requirement


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released new licensure requirements related to the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. Starting June 27, 2023, all health care practitioners who apply newly for or seek to renew their DEA registration will be required to complete 8 hours of relevant accredited education related to the prevention, recognition, and care of people with substance use disorders. Additionally, following the passage of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act in December 2022, all health care providers with a DEA registration can prescribe buprenorphine to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder and an X-Waiver is no longer required. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


Available SHM Activities

As an ACCME accredited CME provider, SHM offers a variety of recommended activities that count towards the attestation of training completion. The 8 hours can be satisfied through a combination of activities and do not have to be completed in one session. These activities are provided free as a benefit of being an SHM member.

DEA Requirement - OUD And SUD Education (Free To SHM Members)

More Information

For more information about the DEA registration and licensure requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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