PAs May Obtain a Waiver to Prescribe Suboxone

The supervising physician must be waivered as well. Suboxone is a Schedule III controlled substance so the prescriber must have registration for this class of drugs with the DEA and meet the state requirement for this drug in the PA’s Delegation of Services Agreement. The on-label use is for maintenance of opioid dependence and this indication requires a waiver from the DEA. The recent CARA Act federally has enabled PAs to obtain this waiver.

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