The Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine will begin the third year of hosting the X-Waiver Training Series with the first training available on March 5, 2021. WISAM partners with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in order to offer these trainings for FREE to all Wisconsin providers who are eligible to prescribe buprenorphine. The partnership continues with the American Society of Addiction Medicine in order to provide the ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course (TOUD).
This series is designed to increase treatment capacity for opioid use disorders by training more prescribers to be able to treat opioid use disorders with buprenorphine. This live course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for the two-hour continuing education course on responsible opioid prescribing per Med 13.03(3) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
The course involves 4 hours of online training paired with 4 hours of in-person training. The self-paced online course will be available through ASAM’s website upon registration.
This course is open to MDs, DOs, NPs, and PAs. MDs and DOs must complete the full 8-hour course to be eligible for their DATA Waiver. NPs and PAs must complete the full 8 hour course, plus 16 additional hours provided free by ASAM (contact email@example.com about registering for the additional 16 hours.) Medical students and NP and PA students are eligible to take the course, but will not be eligible to apply for their waiver. Eligible providers who do not yet hold DATA Waivers are particularly encouraged to attend, but Waiver-holding providers can also attend for CME credit. You must attend the entire course to qualify for CME credit.
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