S.2317 - Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/17/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/17/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2317 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.