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HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Eliminates X-Waiver Requirement for DEA-Registered Physicians

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing it will publish Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder*, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment.

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E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances Beginning January 1, 2021

Texas Physicians, under House Bill 2174 (86th Legislature) electronic prescribing of controlled substances (Schedules II-V) is mandatory starting January 1, 2021.

For more information on the requirement, how to apply for a waiver through the MyTMB portal, and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/renewals-physician-electronic-prescribing-wavier

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