DEA Issues Guidance on Opioid Treatment Training for Medical Practitioners

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has outlined an eight-hour training requirement on the treatment and management of opioid patients. The Medication Access and Training Expansion Act mandates the training for all DEA-registered providers, with the deadline for completion set for the date of a practitioner’s next scheduled DEA registration submission beginning on June 27. Graduates from medical and dental schools are exempt from the requirement. The training does not have to occur in one session, and courses previously undertaken in accordance with state-mandated continuing education will apply.