HEALTH BYTES: Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act, H.R. 3692/S. 2317

As nurse leaders, you know firsthand the devastation and human suffering caused by the opioid epidemic. Our country needs common sense solutions to reduce barriers to care.

The Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act, H.R. 3692/S. 2317, introduced in both chambers would amend the Controlled Substances Act to permanently authorize advanced practice registered nurses-nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists-to prescribe medicated-assisted treatment, specifically buprenorphine, to patients struggling with opioid misuse and addiction.

Urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act and to support its consideration when the full House and Senate take up their respective opioid bills/packages.

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