The list of DATA-2000 certified physicians originates from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and is downloaded daily and posted on the NAABT site in its entirety. Unfortunately, we have no editing control and cannot maintain or update the list ourselves, thus many of the physicians listed are no longer accepting new patients, while others who are treating, wish not to be listed. NAABT created the patient matching system so patients could avoid some of the frustration of calling physicians unwilling to treat them, and also reach out for help 24/7- not just when physician offices are open.
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Physician DATA-2000 Waiver Qualifications
The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) enables qualifying physicians to receive a waiver from the special registration requirements in the Controlled Substances Act for the provision of medication-assisted opioid therapy. This waiver allows qualifying physicians to practice medication-assisted opioid addiction therapy with Schedule III, IV, or V narcotic medications specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On October 8, 2002 Subutex® (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and Suboxone® tablets (buprenorphine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride) received FDA approval for the treatment of opioid addiction.
To receive a waiver to practice opioid addiction therapy with approved Schedule III, IV, or V narcotics a physician must notify the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) of his or her intent to begin dispensing or prescribing this treatment. This Notification of Intent must be submitted to CSAT before the initial dispensing or prescribing of opioid therapy. The "waiver notification" section on this Site provides information on how to obtain and submit a Notification of Intent form. The Notification of Intent can be submitted on-line from this Web site, or via ground mail or fax.
The Notification of Intent must contain information on the physician's qualifying credentials (as defined below) and additional certifications including that the physician has the capacity to refer such addiction therapy patients for appropriate counseling and other non-pharmacologic therapies, and that the physician will not have more than 30 patients on such addiction therapy at any one time for the first year. (Note: The 30-patient limit is not affected by the number of a physician's practice locations. One year after the date on which the physician submitted the initial notification, the physician will be able to submit a second notification stating the need and intent to treat up to 100 patients.)
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) assigns the physician a special identification number. DEA regulations require this ID number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid addiction therapy, along with the physician's regular DEA registration number.
To qualify for a waiver under DATA 2000 a licensed physician (MD or DO) must meet any one or more of the following criteria:
To suppress the debilitating symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, enabling the patient to engage in therapy, counseling and support, so they can implement positive long-term changes in their lives which develops into the new healthy patterns of behavior necessary to achieve sustained addiction remission. - explain -