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DEA MATE Requirements Start June 27

Beginning on June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners must attest on the DEA registration form to their completion of the new one-time, eight-hour training requirement on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

When do I need to complete this training?
The deadline for satisfying this new training requirement is the date of a practitioner’s next scheduled DEA registration submission—regardless of whether it is an initial registration or a renewal registration—on or after June 27, 2023. This means that if, for example, a member’s DEA license is not due for renewal until January 1, 2024, they have until January 1, 2024, to complete the eight hours of training.

Where can I take course to satisfy the DEA MATE Requirement?
We recommend the following options to obtain your eight education hours. There are a number of free and on-demand offerings currently available via these providers:

CMEOnline is a joint provider for this course with another organization that is ACCME-approved, so this course will meet DEA requirements, while also meeting CPME state licensure CECH requirements.

The live and on-demand courses are not free, but CMEOnline has partnered with a number of state components to offer a discounted price of $39.00 for this course. If you would like to register and receive the discount, please follow this link and use the discount code: OH

AMA membership is not required for access to these courses but DPMs will need to register and create an account. Many of the courses here are free.

If I take courses from a provider that is only approved by ACCME, does this count towards my state licensure renewal?
Yes, the State Medical Board of Ohio accepts ACCME credits towards your licensure renewal CECH requirements.

I received previous education on this subject matter as a part of my state licensure requirements. Does that count?
In the March 27, 2023 guidance letter, the DEA noted the following:

Past trainings on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders can count towards a practitioner meeting this requirement. In other words, if you received a relevant training from one of the groups listed below—prior to the enactment of this new training obligation on December 29, 2022—that training counts towards the eight-hour requirement.

Past DATA-Waived trainings count towards a DEA registrant’s 8-hour training requirement.

If DPMs received past trainings from ACCME- or CCEPR-approved entities that also met the other subject matter requirements, this training would count toward the eight-hour requirement. It is important to note: The training must have been provided by an ACCME- or CCEPR-approved entity. It will not count if the education provider is not approved by one of these entities (i.e., if you received opioid safety training from your state association, and they are only approved by CPME for their continuing education programs, under the current rules, this training does not count).

DEA Guidance Letter

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