Complying with MATE Act requirements

How to complete training required by the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act on treatment and management of patients with substance use disorders such as opioids.

Legislation signed in December 2022 affects Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners and requires a one-time, eight-hour training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

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Highlights of new DEA training requirement:

  • The eight hours of training can be cumulative.The requirement is a total of eight hours and does not need to occur in one session; it can be from multiple sessions as long as the total is eight hours.
  • Courses that meet the Kentucky House Bill 1 (HB1) requirement do not necessarily meet the DEA-required education. To meet the requirement for the DEA training, the education/training should be on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
  • It is a one-time requirement. This is a requirement that providers will attest to at the time of their renewal or initial registration.

Read the letter from the DEA to registered practitioners for additional details.

In response to the new requirement for the renewal of your DEA license, below are a few resources if additional education is needed for renewal. These resources meet the new DEA eight-hour training requirement:

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