Summary: S.2317 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.2317. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (01/17/2018)

Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2018

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.