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Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

Legislation to expand treatment for heroin and prescription drug addiction

Posted over 3 years ago by Linda Dwyer

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Our Colleagues at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association is asking for our support to educate and advance the following legislation:

U.S. Senators Markey and Paul were joined by bipartisan group of Senators, as well as sponsors in the House of Representatives, to introduce legislation that would expand treatment for heroin and prescription drug addiction, including prescriptive authority of buprenorphine/naloxone for APRNs. The legislation, the TREAT Act, would increase access to evidence-based medication-assisted treatment according to this press release issued by Senator Ed Markey's office. To see a summary of the legislation view the attachment.


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