NP Alliance of Rhode Island

S 524 Senate Bill Approving NP prescription of Medically Assisted Drug Overdose Treatment

Posted about 3 years ago by Denise Coppa

I'm very excited that :S.524 - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 has been approved by the Senate and is going on to the House.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is a major sponsor of the bill. 

Follow the link below and scroll down to TITLE XVII for the language.

The bill expands qualifying practitioners to include licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have expertise and prescribe medications for opioid use disorder in collaboration with or under the supervision of a qualifying physician if state law requires physician oversight of prescribing authority. Qualifying practitioners must comply with reporting requirements and have the capacity to provide all FDA-approved drugs for opioid use disorder.

DOH planning certification classes to prescribe Narcan, Suboxone, etc on SEPTEMBER 10