by Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, FASAM, Ashley Greer, PA-C, and Vicky Pittman, PA-C
As most of us are now aware, the US Department of Justice created a new opioid-related training requirement for DEA-registered providers. This new requirement went into effect June 27, 2023 for those renewing their DEA license.
The requirement is 8 hours of training (CME not specified) regarding opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. There are two main exceptions to this requirement: