Beyond State Scope of Practice Laws for Advanced Practitioners
Additional Supervision Requirements for Buprenorphine Prescribing
Published in: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2022). doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108715
Posted on RAND.org on March 31, 2022
This study of state buprenorphine prescribing laws found that
- one state prohibits all advanced practice clinicians from prescribing buprenorphine
- five states require a waivered supervising physician for PAs prescribing buprenorphine
- three states require a waivered supervising physician for NPs prescribing buprenorphine.
Studies of state NP/PA supervision should include non-scope of practice laws.