Suboxone Physicians at Our Clinic

Suboxone Physicians at Our Clinic Recently, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has changed its rules and regulations regarding Suboxone/Subutex Prescriptions.Suboxone Physicians at Our Clinic.

This is good news for Patients, Doctors, Nurse practitioners, and Physician assistants. Section 1262 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (also known as Omnibus bill), states that the DEA has relaxed the rule under which any Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant with a current DEA certification can prescribe Suboxone / Subutex ( buprenorphine ) without any special license and certifications. This change has been long awaited, as this will allow for any of the above-mentioned providers to prescribe this treatment for Opioid addiction. Previously Physicians needed a special license called an ” X waiver ” to prescribe buprenorphine and patients had to find a physician with this special licensing.

This is a giant step the Federal Government has taken to change DEA Rules regarding Suboxone prescriptions. This change will definitely help individuals who are struggling with opioid addiction and seeking this medication-assisted treatment. This in effect, leaves no barriers for Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants to help patients in different settings suffering from Opioid withdrawals or opioid addiction. This is a moment where opioid-addicted individuals can become their own self-advocate for the treatment that can help them receive the successful Suboxone medical treatment.

Published data reveals that in 2019 there were only 163 Physicians actively and regularly prescribing Suboxone in the State of Florida.

With this new Legislation by the Federal Government, providers can now prescribe this medication via Telehealth, further expanding access to Suboxone treatment. Surprisingly, it took 23 years to change this rule, allowing doctors and other providers to now prescribe this medication, which has been proven to be life-saving in many circumstances.

In addition, Florida Medicaid has also removed the prior authorization requirement for the first 30 days of suboxone treatment. The combination of the above information creates beneficial options for patients striving to seek Suboxone/Subutex treatment.  Our Suboxone Physicians are standing by and just a phone call away from providing this service in South West Florida


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