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ASPS EdNet Courses that Comply with the MATE Act

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released materials in March 2023 related to the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. The Act requires new or renewing DEA licensees, as of June 27, 2023, to have completed a one-time eight hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders and the appropriate treatment of pain.

The DEA recently outlined how DEA-registrants can meet the new requirements. In response, ASPS has compiled resources to assist in complying with those requirements prior to renewal or applying for DEA registration.

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Information regarding the new MATE Act training requirement and ASPS resources:

  1. It applies to new or renewing DEA registrants.
    On or after June 27, 2023, practitioners will need to check a box on their online DEA registration form – whether they're first-time registrants or renewing – attesting that they have completed eight hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
  2. The MATE Act is a one-time requirement.
    Once you have completed the training, you don't need to do so for future registration renewals. If you have already completed eight hours of training in the required topic, you do not need to complete another eight hours to satisfy the MATE Act.
  3. The training does not have to occur in one session – and past trainings do count.
    Training can be cumulative across multiple sessions. Furthermore, practitioners can count past trainings from relevant providers (see the official DEA letter for a complete list), including the DATA-2000 Waiver training, toward their eight hours.
  4. The ASPS Education Network (ASPS EdNet) simplifies the process.
    To make compliance easier for time-pressed DEA registrants, ASPS EdNet created a list of courses. Here, you'll find relevant CME activities on safe opioid prescribing and management, managing addiction in special populations and more. Learners can complete activities in any combination, at their own pace, to satisfy their eight-hour training requirement.

Learn more on this topic: ASPS EdNet Courses that Comply with the Mate Act

Relevant Courses

Patient Safety: Opioids

Patient Safety: Opioids looks at the history and rise of opioid prescriptions in the United States. This course also provides an overview on opioids, presurgical and postsurgical therapy and pain control, benefits of opioid after surgery, how to tackle the epidemic and finally identifying drug seeking behaviors.

Journal CME Article: Contemporary Approaches to Postoperative Pain Management

For many years, opioids were the cornerstone of postoperative pain control, contributing to what has become a significant public health concern. This article discusses contemporary approaches to multimodal, opioid-sparing postoperative pain management in the plastic surgical patient.

Patient Safety: Medical Marijuana

Introduction to Medical Marijuana presents healthcare professionals with the many uses of medical marijuana, the benefits as well as the health risks of long and short-term use of marijuana. This course also describes the many legal considerations doctors must be aware of before prescribing medical marijuana to their patients.

Patient Safety: Multimodal Analgesia

Multimodal analgesia uses combinations of analgesic medications that act in an additive or synergistic manner to achieve pain relief with minimal or no opiate consumption. The goal is to reduce the reliance on opioids for pain management by using medications that act on differing pathways and receptors.