The Broome County Health Department and Care Compass Network are sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers.  In response to the opioid overdose deaths in New York State, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid overdose disorder is urgently needed. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Medical Residents are highly encouraged to attend this free training.

Under current regulations, authorized practitioners (MDs, DOs, NPs & PAs) are required to obtain a ‘waiver’ to prescribe buprenorphine. To acquire the waiver, physicians are required to complete a standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training. NPs and PAs are required to complete the standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training as well as an additional 16 hours of online training as established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Residents may also take the course and apply for their waiver once they receive their DEA license. The buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training is offered in a ‘half and-half’ format [4.5 hours of in-person training followed up by 3.5 hours of online training]. Upon completion of the required training, providers will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients. Please contact us for further information.

 DSRIP Project 3ai Model 1 Training: Reimbursement is available for CCN contracted partners ($500 value). Funds will be disbursed to the participants’ contracted entity. Participants need to coordinate internally with their organization to be reimbursed:

•   Participants must sign in and stay for entire training AND complete the required online sessions to receive the waiver certificate

•   Contracted entity will submit a signed attestation letter and a copy of the participant’s waiver certificate to CCN for approval

 CME CREDITS: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Location: Traditions at the Glen Hotel & Spa, 4101 Watson Blvd., Johnson City, NY 13790 (Directions)

** Dinner will be provided **


 Questions:  Marissa Lamphere - BC Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator                  

Bouakham Rosetti - CCN Project Manager                                

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented by NYSDOH, AIDS Institute in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).

Funding for this course was made possible (in part) by 1U79TI026556 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the sponsoring data organization. The Buprenorphine Waiver Training is supported in part by U17CE002742, Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention