MATE Act Required Education on Substance Use Disorder
What Missouri Physicians Need to Know & Required Education
MATE Act Courses: On-Demand (Enduring Materials) or Live Webinars
Controlled Substance Prescribing: Comprehensive Education To Improve Quality of Care
Satisfy the new, one-time eight-hour training requirement issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to meet the conditions of the MATE Act for all registered physicians on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
MSMA, in conjunction with Clinical Care Options, is offering on-demand where you can claim your required eight hours of credit. MSMA members receive a discount on the CME.
At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
Sign up for MATE Act On-Demand (Enduring Materials) or Live Webinar Courses
Step 1 - Go to CCO's DEA Resource Center.
Step 2 - To receive your MSMA-member discount, click here to log in and view code. Copy and paste code on CCO's payment registration page.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE DIFFERENT DISCOUNT CODES
FOR ON-DEMAND AND LIVE WEBINARS!
MSMA members must log in using the email address that they receive MSMA communications and membership information. Contact Cassie Williams at email@example.com or call 573-691-4510 if you have issues logging into your account.
Live tech support is available on CCO's website. To access tech support, registrants should click on the question mark button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Training Requirements Standards
Upon initial application, or the first renewal of a physicians’ DEA registration (beginning on June 27, 2023), physicians will be required to check a box on their online DEA registration form – regardless of whether a registrant is completing their initial registration application or renewing their registration - to attest to having met one of the three requirements for training compliance.
This is a one-time requirement.
The deadline for satisfying this training requirement is the date of a physician’s next scheduled DEA registration submission – regardless of whether it is an initial registration or a renewal registration – on or after June 27, 2023.
DEA License Renewal Period
Cost for DEA Prescriber License to DEA
$888 for three years
Self-attestation on DEA registration form
WARNING: 21 USC 843(d), states that any person who knowingly or intentionally furnishes false or fraudulent information in the application is subject to a term of imprisonment of not more than four years, and a fine under Title 18 of not more than $250,000, or both.
According to the DEA, if audited, prescribers may be asked to show documentation in the form of a certificate that the education was taken in advance of their DEA registration.
DEA recommends that license holders keep documentation on course completion for the eight-hour requirement and readily available if audited.
Notices to DEA License Holders
An electronic reminder to renew will be sent at 60, 45, 30, 15, and 5 days prior to the expiration date of the registration to the associated email address. All registrants should ensure that the email address listed on their registration is correct and active.
A renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.
DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.
Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.
Multi-State License holders
DEA license holders working in multiple states must have multiple licenses. It is our understanding that you only need to fulfill the educational requirement once.
DEA Registrations Should Use Work Address
If the prescriber uses their home address in application, their home could be subject to unannounced inspections and searches.
State Requirements and DEA
Individual states may have educational requirements to obtain and maintain a valid license in that state. DEA merely requires that all state licensing requirements be met to obtain a DEA registration in that state.
Previously taken accredited courses on opioid and other substance abuse disorders can count towards this requirement.
The training does not have to occur in one session. It can be cumulative across multiple sessions that equal eight hours.
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