Nursing Community Sends Letter to House Energy & Commerce and House Ways & Means Committees

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The Nursing Community thanks Representatives for including Section 303, Allowing for More Flexibility with Respect to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, in the SUPPORT for Families and Communities Act (H.R. 6). This section amends the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823 (g)(2)(G)) to permanently authorize nurse practitioners and to provide a 5-year authorization for clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse-midwives to prescribe medication assisted treatments, which will expand access to patients with opioid addictions.