H.R.3692 - Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 09/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/25/2018 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3692 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/07/2017)
Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to revise the qualifications required for a practitioner to administer, dispense, or prescribe narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification treatment in an office-based opioid treatment program.
It increases the maximum patient limit for a qualifying practitioner who meets certain requirements. The maximum patient limit is the maximum number of patients a qualifying practitioner can treat at one time.
The bill expands qualifying practitioners to include additional nonphysician practitioners: clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives.
It makes permanent the authorization for certain nonphysician practitioners to become qualifying practitioners.