CRNAs and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
New 10/24/18: More information will be posted shortly on the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act enacted into law on October 24, 2018. This Act expands earlier legislation in the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to include Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) among providers able to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to individuals suffering from opioid addiction.
AANA Position Statement and Considerations
Please email email@example.com with subject “MAT” if you’d like an email notice when we populate this page with MAT information and resources for CRNAs. Here is some background on the topic.
- Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on how new regulatory authorities will assist the agency in more forcefully addressing opioid crisis; included as part of the newly enacted Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, October 24, 2018
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMHSA):