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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am
by drpasser
No midlevels.
They will be second class citizens.
Would you want your family member to have tx like that?

:-)

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am
by NoDrugs4u
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.

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am
by jmosby1469
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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am
by jmosby1469
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.

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am
by peterorrin
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).

Peter

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:23 am
by MChaplin
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....