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Understanding The MATE Act

As a healthcare provider, you’ve probably heard about the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, but may be unclear about exactly what it means for you. This quick overview can help you better understand it—and what you need to do to be compliant.

  1. What is the MATE Act? 

In place since June 2023, the MATE Act is a federal regulation that requires that Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered physicians and practitioners complete training on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. 

  1. What does the training consist of?  

It’s a one-time, 8-hour training that must be completed by your next scheduled DEA registration submission, or at the time of your initial registration. The required 8 hours can be completed in one or multiple sessions. Training can include classroom settings, seminars at professional conferences, or online if provided by a qualified organization, such as PAINWeek.   

  1. Does PAINWeek offer training that will fulfill the MATE Act requirement?  

Yes, PAINWeek’s MATE Act Module will enable you to complete your training on substance use disorders. The required 8 hours of coursework are available online, on any device, and at your convenience. PAINWeek’s expert faculty have designed these courses to enable you to become fully compliant with MATE Act requirements, and to strengthen your ability to effectively treat patients with substance abuse disorders. 

Click here to learn more about The MATE Act Module. 

Alysha Mahagaonkar