Day Two: Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Wednesday, September 25

HANYS and NYSDOH are sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers. Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and medical residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.


8 – 9 a.m.


Continental breakfast will be provided.

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Box lunches will be provided.


  • Paul Updike, MD, Medical Director of Substance Use Services, Catholic Health System

This course covers all medications and treatments for OUD and provides education to qualify for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

Under current regulations, authorized practitioners (MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs) are required to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. To acquire this waiver, physicians are required to complete a standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training. NPs and PAs are required to complete the standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training as well as an additional 16 hours of online training as established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Residents may also take the course and apply for their waiver once they receive their DEA license.

The buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training is offered in a “half-and-half” format – 4.5 hours of in-person training followed by 3.5 hours of online training. Upon completion of the required training, providers will meet the requirement of DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients.

AAAP is the Data Sponsor for this training

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government