mid levels without M.D.s

Buprenorphine Post
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Postby drpasser » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am

No midlevels.
They will be second class citizens.
Would you want your family member to have tx like that?


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Postby NoDrugs4u » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am

If "midlevels" are permitted to prescribe buprenorphine it will degrade the quality of addiction treatment, just as it has degraded the quality of every medical specialty which they have invaded.

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Postby jmosby1469 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am

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Postby jmosby1469 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am

I've seen a lot of opposition to that idea on this board, but a recent article by Christine Vestal of Pew's Stateline, appearing in Huffpost Healthy Living states that there is a bipartisan bill in Congress -the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment or TREAT Act- that would allow midlevels to prescribe buprenorphine for addiction treatment. The article goes on to state that, regarding the "license" to treat addiction using buprenorphine: "So far, fewer than 32,000 doctors have received the license and the vast majority who have one seldom, if ever, use it.

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Postby peterorrin » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am

Ive heard something akin to that is occuring in NW CT now...but without regulation. It may be that the doctor is signing blank prescriptions for another, non-MD co-worker (not independent).


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Postby MChaplin » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am

no....I have heard a suggestion that waiver's be provided to aprn's in a comprehensive SA treatment facility- possibly with md oversight- but only at the proposal level....

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