Administrative, Medico-Legal, and Regulatory Aspects of Opioid Use Disorder Medication-Assisted Treatment

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Direct providership by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

By John J. Mariani, MD | Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY

Module Description:

There are now a variety of effective pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid use disorder, including opioid agonist and antagonist strategies. The treatment of opioid use disorder presents a unique set of administrative, medico-legal, and regulatory challenges for clinicians. In addition to the clinical challenges of treating patients with opioid use disorders, when providing agonist replacement therapy with either methadone or buprenorphine, a complex set of responsibilities is assumed by the clinician. Treatment planning decisions for the medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder require the discussion of risks, benefits and alternatives, and documentation of the informed consent process. Determination of the adequate level of psychosocial treatment and frequency of pharmacotherapy visits when providing medication-assisted treatment, needs to be based on a clinical assessment, and the rationale documented in the medical record.

A follow-up webinar to further discuss this module was held on January 26, 2015.  Click here to view the archived webinar.

Accreditation and Designation:
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)  designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive CME Credits:
Upon completion of the Post Test:
• If you pass the Post Test with a grade of 80% or higher, you will be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.

• If you received a grade of 79% or lower on the Post Test, you will be instructed to review the Online Module once more and retake the Post Test. You will then be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.

•  After successfully passing, you will receive an email detailing correct answers, explanations and references for each question of the Post Test.

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