Buprenorphine Training at BUMCS Behavioral Health Pavilion - FREE

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 

Behavioral Health Pavilion, Room 1233
Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

Buprenorphine Training

Saturday, May 4 | 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Behavioral Health Pavilion, Room 1233

Banner – UMC South (east side off Bentley & District)

RSVP via email to Dr. Elisa Gumm at Elisa.Gumm@va.gov

The Providers’ Clinical Support System (PCSS) provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver training for providers in several formats at no cost. Physicians require 8 hours of training to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Nurse practitioners (NP) and Physician assistants (PA) are required to complete 24 hours of training including the 8-hour MAT waiver training.

  • Learn how to prescribe buprenorphine, and treat individuals with opioid use disorder.
  • This course will fulfill the in-person portion on the half-and-half waiver training.

Once the in-person portion is completed, individuals complete the online portion through PCSS. Once all training is completed, providers will be eligible for their DEA-X waiver.

Location: Room 1233 on the first floor of the Behavioral Health Pavilion (east side of Banner – UMC South, 2800 E. Ajo Way) — training will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (1U79T1026556) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Providers’ Clinical Support System (PCSS) is funded by SAMHSA.