The former ‘buprenorphine waiver’ (or X-Waiver) mandated all DEA-registered providers complete an 8-hour training (or 24 hours for advanced practice providers) to treat patients with opioid use disorders (OUD) with buprenorphine. Thus, GetWaiveredTX was launched in 2019 to deliver high-quality buprenorphine training and technical assistance to healthcare providers across Texas requiring the waiver.

However, with the passage of the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act the buprenorphine waiver was eradicated, as well as patient caps. The MATE Act requires all new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) applicants, or those seeking renewal, to participate in eight hours of training related to the treatment and management of patients with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders (SUD). Read the official DEA letter for an overview of the new regulations.

GetRegisteredTX will help providers maintain their DEA registration with the necessary SUD training. These requirements will go into effect on June 21, 2023.

To learn more about how to complete training, review our FAQ section below. 

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