Getting a waiver/setting up your practice

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Slides describe the process of applying to prescribe buprenorphine for 275 patients by submitting a Waiver Notification form to SAMHSA.
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Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. © 2016
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SAMHSA information page on obtaining a waiver with links to further information and the Notification of Intent form to apply for a waiver.
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SAMHSA
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Created by SAMHSA, this website section provides information about buprenorphine, including resources, the waivering process, DATA 2000, and the latest news.
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SAMHSA
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This webpage provides answers to frequently asked questions from physicians about buprenorphine and the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000).
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CSAT Buprenorphine Information Center
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This handout discusses how a prescribing physician may prepare for a visit from the DEA. Such visits are required by law for physicians prescribing buprenorphine, and involve things such as prescription and dispensing records, and adherence to prescribing limits on number of patients.
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PCSS
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This SAMHSA guideline provides information on buprenorphine treatment for nurses and other clinical support staff who assist with buprenorphine induction and maintenance.
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SAMHSA
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This patient consent form (in Word®) explains buprenorphine treatment and warns about the adverse effects of mixing buprenorphine with other medications. The section at the bottom is for the patient and a witness to sign and date, indicating that the patient understands and wishes to receive treatment.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) website provides information and materials for buprenorphine treatment providers, including screening tools and sample consent and patient agreement forms, and provides links to other helpful resources.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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PCSS-MAT is a free mentoring service funded by SAMHSA and coordinated by ASAM. The PCSS-MAT can match you with a physician mentor from your local area with whom you can discuss practice and treatment issues with him/her. NOTE: was previously known as PCSS-B for buprenorphine
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS)
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