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Department of Health and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are sponsoring a buprenorphine course March 26 in Spokane, WA, as part of the NW Rural Health Conference. Expanding access to evidence-based treatment is an important part of Opioid Response, and this course will cover medications and treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) for physicians, ARNPs, PAs, and clinic staff. The course will help providers become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of OUD.

Please click this link for full details on the buprenorphine course and registration information.

Other upcoming events that satisfy 8 hours of requirements to be waivered include:

March 15 in Wenatchee. Contact Dr. Eric Olsen for more information:

May 25 in Olympia. Contact Dr. Lucinda Grande for more information:

Contact Mary Catlin with the Washington State Department of Health if you have any questions or concerns: