Federal Law DEA Education Requirement

Jul 5, 2023 | Optometry HQ Announcements

federal law passed in December 2022 requires practitioners to complete a one-time education course on treating and managing patients with substance use disorders before applying for, or renewing, their DEA registration. The new training requirement, part of the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, starts June 27, 2023, and applies to all prescribers with a DEA registration, except veterinarians

This is for all controlled substances, not just opioids. If you prescribe lyrica, benzo, testosterone, etc  you have to take the 8 hours of CME.


More information found on the link.  Free courses are available online for more information.