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Updated March 2017, and prepared for distribution to the ENA Journal and the Journal of Addictions Nursing.
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SAMHSA has posted the Notice of Intent form for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The form is available here:
Applicants must download and fill out a hard copy and email it in for approval.
Please note, the law has been passed but it has not yet gone into effect. The Secretary of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA are working to develop regulations for implementation and we will pass that news along as it becomes available to us. Please do not attempt to prescribe buprenorphine until the regulations go into effect.
IntNSA applauds the momentous legislation, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) passed by USA Congress yesterday
A giant step forward was made yesterday with the passing of CARA legislation towards the effort to reduce morbidities and mortalities associated with the opioid epidemic affecting so many Americans across our country. As the premiere organization for nurses working with those with substance use disorders, IntNSA has long advocated for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to be given the authority to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication for opioid use disorders. Inherent in this legislation, it is stated:
This outstanding news is just one element of the CARA legislation that will address a full range of needed services, from primary prevention to recovery support, to expand access to treatment services for opioid use disorders.
IntNSA is working to develop strategies to address mandatory training requirements for APRNs to prescribe buprenorphine. We will put out updates as we obtain this information. A huge thank you to many of you who wrote letters of support to your representatives that helped to facilitate passage of this legislation!
IntNSA Call for Award Nominations
Throughout the year you interact with nurses who are advancing excellence in nursing care for the prevention and treatment of addictions. These nurses, working with diverse population across all practice settings should be recognized for their efforts related to advocacy, collaboration, education, research, and/or policy development.
Nominate a fellow IntNSA member for an IntNSA Award! Self-nominations are also encouraged.
Nominations are due by September 25, 2015
General Criteria: Nominee must be a current member of IntNSA and an RN. Documentation and evidence of expertise, service, and/or contributions must accompany nominations as appropriate.
Click here to submit your nominations using the online form
Get involved in National Recovery Month 2015 and spread the word that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Participate in community events near you, and be sure to check out the 2015 National Recovery Month toolkit for more information and resources to help you get connected.
Recovery Month provides a toolkit with tips and resources to plan events, distribute information, and promote recovery efforts. It can be found at http://www.recoverymonth.gov/toolkit.
The Recovery Month website also gives you the opportunity to share information such as:
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Responsibilities include supervising all nursing activities to include hiring, training and staff development, compliance, and providing nursing services 24 hours per day. Must be hands on.
Requirements include (but are not limited to):
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News Wave January 2015 is available as a pdf. Click here to view.
Click here to view a PDF version of the January 2015 newsletter.