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Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners

AANP Government Update

Posted over 1 year ago by Shanna Chapman

Buprenorphine Prescription Training Courses Available
AANP, in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), is now offering free training courses that will allow NPs and PAs to prescribe buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), NPs and PAs who complete the required training and seek to prescribe buprenorphine for up to 30 patients will be able to apply for a waiver to do so early this year. Please watch for updates on this issue. For more information, please read the AANP Press Release.

AANP Advocacy Center
Throughout this legislative session, it is extremely important for members of Congress to hear from the NPs they represent regarding these key legislative issues impacting NP practice. We ask that you contact your members of Congress, using AANP’s Advocacy Center, to help educate them on issues of importance to NP practice:

As always, your Federal and State Government Affairs teams are available to answer any questions. Please feel free to contact us at or

Federal Government Affairs Team Members:
MaryAnne Sapio, VP Federal Government Affairs
Debra Swan, Associate VP Federal Government Affairs
Jessica Talbert, Director of Federal Advocacy
Jan Towers, Senior Health Policy Consultant

State Government Affairs Team Members:
Tay Kopanos, VP State Government Affairs
Ambalika Williams, State Policy Coordinator