The Prescribing of Buprenorphine by Advanced Practice Addictions Nurses

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Abstract

In order to increase safe access to buprenorphine treatment for patients with opioid dependence, it is the position of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) that the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) be amended to allow for the prescribing of buprenorphine by qualified advanced practice nurses who have both prescriptive authority and specialty certification in addictions nursing.

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