March 21, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT: MMA and LePage Administration Reach Agreement on Opioid Prescribing Limits

Following the public hearing on L.D. 1646 and L.D. 1648 last Wednesday, MMA representatives and representatives of the LePage Administration reached agreement on several essential provisions in L.D. 1646. Durational limits on prescriptions have been increased and a list of important exceptions to the limits is under development. In addition, the effective date of the law has been extended to January 1, 2017. The legislature's deliberations on these opioid abuse bills will take place during the next one to three weeks as this session winds down.  While broad areas of agreement are described below, many of the details remain to be resolved and your input both to the MMA advocacy staff and key legislators will be critically important as negotiations continue. 


A memo to the HHS committee providing the details of the agreement can be found on the MMA website at These details were presented to the HHS Committee at a work session on Friday and another work session has been scheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm.  As covered in last week's Maine Medicine Weekly Update, MMA EVP Gordon Smith presented testimony in support of the bills, though with certain caveats.

Essential to the agreement was the extension of the 3-day limit for acute pain and the 15-day limit for chronic pain proposed in the Governor's bill, L.D. 1646. The agreement provides for a 7-day limit for acute pain and a 30-day limit for chronic pain. The seven day limit will mirror the law passed in MA last week. These limits will apply only to opioid based medication prescribed for pain, not for medication prescribed for addiction treatment. In addition, exceptions are being developed for cancer pain, end of life care, hospice care, palliative care, and medication administered in some institutional settings with additional exceptions to be developed through rule-making by DHHS. 

Perhaps the most difficult part of the agreement is the retention in the bill of the limit on an average daily dosage of opioid medication to 100 morphine milligram equivalents (again, subject to the exceptions above).  While this limit exceeds the CDC guidelines announced last week, there are thousands of patients who currently exceed that threshold. Under the agreement, the only exception option for patients who can not be tapered who are not in an exception category is to seek relief through the rule-making process by adding to the exceptions. 

The mandatory education requirement in the Governor's bill will be changed to simply require that three hours of the existing 40 hours of category one CME credits by committed to the topic of prescribing for pain for those physicians who are prescribing opioid medication. All the licensing boards regulating prescribers of controlled substances will be directed to amend their continuing education rules to implement this mandate.

The amended bill will continue to require a check of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) each time a new opioid or benzodiazepine script is written and every 90 days thereafter if the scripts continue to be written.

The requirement to electronically transmit opioid scripts to a pharmacy is retained in the agreement with an effective date of July 1, 2017. If it is not possible for prescribers and pharmacies to implement this requirement by that date, an extension of the effective date or waivers could be considered. Only the state of New York currently has such a requirement.

Several provisions in L.D. 1648 sponsored by Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec) appear to have the support of the majority of the HHS committee and are likely to be grafted on to the Governor's bill. These provisions include some enhancements to the PMP and a requirement that pharmacists register to be data requesters, as prescribers are required to do.

These details will be discussed during the weekly legislative call at 8:00 pm Tuesday evening. All MMA members are welcome to join the call (see the call details and call-in numbers in accompanying article). Input from any member is still welcome as the bill will not be considered by the full legislature until April.

MMA believes that in the current political environment with substantial concern about the opioid abuse epidemic among Maine policymakers, legislation in keeping with the agreement described in this article and the memo mentioned above is almost certainly going to pass this session.  MMA recognizes that members will have varying views on the elements of this agreement and we encourage you to communicate your views on the opioid abuse epidemic to key legislators.  Because the bills remain in work session status in the Joint Standing Committee on Health & Human Services, we urge you to contact members of that committee now.  You can find the HHS Committee members and their contact information here.  It also would be valuable to communicate with your own Representative and Senator and, if you don't know your members, you can find each and their contact information here.

Questions about the agreement or communicating with legislators should be directed to any of MMA's advocacy team of Gordon Smith, Esq., Andrew MacLean, Esq., and Peter Michaud, J.D., R.N.  They can be reached by calling the office at 622-3374.



Update on Community Health Options, Maine's Co-op Insurer

Community Health Options (CHO), which is now the insurer covering MMA employees, was established in 2012 with substantial federal financial support under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  The insurer began offering policies in 2014 and during that year was the only CO-OP of the 24 in the country to have a net operating margin.  But in 2015, losses totaled $31 million and another $43 million was set aside to cover anticipated losses in 2016.  Rates to be filed later this spring for 2017 will have to be substantially increased to cover the losses in 2015 and 2016.

MMA staff has met recently with both CHO executives and state Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa and consultant David Leslie, Esq.  The Bureau does have CHO under enhanced oversight but believes that the company has sufficient capital to make it through this year which would then provide it with opportunity to increase rates, particularly in the individual market, and improve its balance sheet.  CHO's risk based capital is currently nearly 350% and the Bureau would only take stronger action if the risk based capital ratio dropped below 100%.

The Bureau does want to be very transparent in its handling of CHO and toward the end of each month will post on the Bureau website the financial results of CHO for the previous month.  So far in 2016, financial results have exceeded projections in January and February.  MMA's advice to practices who are participating in CHO is to visit the Bureau's website on a regular basis and see how CHO is doing month-to-month.  Or, call the company itself and ask for a meeting with company representatives.  You can get to the Provider Relations Department by calling the general number at 855-624-6463.

To some extent, CHO has been a victim of its own success.  With 84,000 enrollees, the company has grown much faster than anticipated.  Enrollment has been frozen since December  in the individual market to slow that growth.

CHO is headquartered in Lewiston and is led by CEO Kevin Lewis, former Executive Director of the Maine Primary Care Association and COO Robert Hillman, former President of MedNet.  

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Susan Kring Named MMA Grants Manager and Outreach Director

Susan Kring of Brunswick has been named MMA's Grants Manager and Outreach Director, effective March 30, 2016.  This position is a new full-time position and reflects the growing number of grants and contracts the Association has responsibility for and the growth in membership requiring an outreach director.  Sue has previously worked for MMA as a shared employee with MaineHealth under the ACA outreach grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF).

Susan is a graduate of Dickinson College and received an M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has held several positions in Maine including positions with the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Dress for Success Southern Maine which she served as Executive Director.

Please join us in welcoming Sue to the MMA family.

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Connie Adler, M.D. Inducted as First Physician in Maine Women's Hall of Fame

At a formal induction ceremony on Sunday, March 20th at the University of Maine in Augusta, Farmington physician Connie Adler, M.D. was inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame.  She was one of two 2016 honorees, the other being Ms. Elizabeth Ward Saxl, Executive Director of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  MMA offers congratulations to both of these outstanding honorees.

The Maine Women's Hall of Fame was established in 1990 by BPW/Maine (the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women).  It is dedicated to women who have met these specific criteria:  the woman's achievements have had a significant statewide impact, the achievements significantly improved the lives of women in Maine, and the woman's contribution has enduring value for women.

MMA supported the nomination by Barbara Leonard of the Maine Health Access Foundation MeHAF) of Dr. Adler and she is the first physician to be so honored.  She serves on the Board of MeHAF and has been a family physician at Franklin Health Women's Care in Farmington for 23 years.

During the past 23 years, Dr. Adler has been a passionate defender of reproductive rights, contraceptive choice, and has worked toward prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault.  She has served on the Boards of the Maine Family Planning Association, the Maine Women's Fund, Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services, and Peace in our Families.  

Dr. Adler is a previous recipient of the Maine Medical Association's Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service, recognizing her medical mission work in Nicaragua.

Dr. Adler has a B.A. from Cornell University and received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine in Augusta.  She and her husband, Michael Rowland, M.D. reside in Chesterville.

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MMA Blog Post on Naloxone Laws

The MMA blog features a new post on naloxone prescribing and use.  It includes discussion of the various Maine statutes on the subject along with reference to a pending bill that would allow naloxone to be dispensed "behind the counter."  You can read it here. [return to top]

Next MMA Weekly Legislative Committee Conference Call is Tuesday, March 22nd at 8 p.m.

MMA Legislative Committee Chair Amy Madden, M.D. welcomes you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the Second Regular Session of the 127th Maine Legislature will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd at 8:00 p.m.

Legislative Committee members and specialty society legislative liaisons are strongly encouraged to participate.  Any physician, practice manager, or other staff member who is interested in the MMA's legislative advocacy also is welcome to participate.  It is not necessary to RSVP for the calls.

Please use the following conference call number and passcode.  These will remain the same for every weekly call during the session.

Conference call number:  1-605-475-6711 (NOTE NEW NUMBER!)

Passcode:  729-7185

The purpose of the weekly conference calls is to review and finalize the MMA's position on bills printed the previous week, to hear the views of specialty societies on the new bills or their concerns about any current health policy issues, and to discuss the highlights of legislative action of the week. The calls rarely last longer than an hour.  The MMA staff lists a suggested position for each bill and any medical specialty particularly affected by the bill.  

If you have an opinion about any of these bills, but cannot participate in the call, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel at or 622-3374, ext. 214.

The following are new bills for review on this conference call.  We also will continue the discussion of the opioid bills.

LD 1650,  An Act To Enact the Recommendations of the Study of the Allocations of the Fund for a Healthy Maine (support; Public Health Committee)

LD 1655, An Act To Increase the Number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Professionals in the State (support)

LD 1656, An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Fund Loan Repayment Programs for Graduates in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (support)

LD 1662, An Act To Require Background Checks for Gun Sales (support; Public Health Committee)


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MMA Presents Program on Addressing Suicide Risk

The MMA is presenting a free educational program entitled, Addressing Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings:  Assessment, Management, and Follow-Up on Friday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the MMA office in Manchester.  The faculty will be Greg Marley, LCSW, Clinical Director of NAMI Maine.  The content of the seminar will include:

  • Trends in suicide in Maine and the U.S.
  • Application of Zero Suicide Initiative to Maine organizations
  • Recognition of increased risk of suicide in specific populations
  • The risk assessment interview process and content
  • Assessment using the C-SSRS tools
  • Suicide management using safety planning and assured follow-up
  • Suicide Survivor needs, including clinicians as survivors

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ONC Proposes Steps to Enhance EHR Oversight

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently proposed a new rule to enhance oversight and accountability of the testing and certification of electronic health records (EHR).  Certified EHRs are required for participation in the meaningful use program and will be required for participation in new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ payment programs going forward.

The proposed rule expands the ONC’s ability to identify issues with EHRs in the field and promotes health IT vendors’ accountability for the performance, reliability and safety of their products.  The AMA has highlighted these issues in a number of letters sent to the Obama Administration and also identified EHR usability testing and certification issues in its vendor assessment released last year.  The AMA welcomes the ONC’s increased attention on these issues and will be reviewing and commenting on the proposed rule.
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Senate Passes Bipartisan Opioid Abuse Legislation

The U.S. Senate on March 10th passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) (S.524) by a vote of 94 to 1.  The bill, which was introduced by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.), and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, authorizes funding for a number of federal grant programs to address the ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse, including:

  • Support for educational efforts to prevent the abuse of opioids
  • The understanding of addiction as a disease and the promotion of treatment and recovery
  • Promotion of civil liability protections for the administration of naloxone
  • Promotion of drug take-back sites
  • Building communities of support for people in recovery

Companion legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, although no action has been scheduled.

The AMA supported many elements of the legislation and continues to promote efforts to address the national epidemic of opioid misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death by encouraging physicians to use prescription drug monitoring programs and take advantage of educational resources in the areas of pain management and substance abuse treatment, among other priorities.  Learn more about the efforts of the AMA Task Force to Reduce Prescription Opioid Abuse.

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New York Physicians Required to E-prescribe All Medications

New York soon will be the first state in the nation where physicians and other prescribers will be required to e-prescribe all medications, including legend drugs and controlled substances.  The requirement, which goes into effect March 27, was part of New York’s 2012 “I-STOP” law.

While many New York physicians and hospitals are ready, many more have requested waivers of the requirement. The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) continues to seek legislation that would exempt “low-volume” prescribers and nursing home prescriptions.  Currently, a waiver can be obtained for one year.  The new legislation would, among other things, provide that a low volume prescriber (fewer than 25 prescriptions per year) does not need to re-apply for a waiver each year.

MSSNY has created multiple resources for New York physicians to learn more about and comply with the e-prescribing requirement.  For more information, contact Pat Clancy of MSSNY.  
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Maine AG's Office Offers Bidrigging Prevention Training

For those of you who may be involved in competitive bidding for government service agreements, the Maine Office of the Attorney General is providing a training opportunity to avoid problems in the contracting process.  The training is scheduled for April 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta.  The training is expected to last about 90 minutes, depending on the level of audience engagement.

The training will show what to look for in detecting an antitrust violation: i.e., bid-rigging, price fixing, and market allocation. It will explain how these conspiracies are prosecuted and give tips on how to detect and prevent these schemes.  It will highlight common pitfalls and walk through what to do if you run into these red flags.

Bryan Serino is a Trial Attorney in the New York Office of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.  At the Antitrust Division, he investigates and prosecutes criminal international and national conspiracies involving bid-rigging, price-fixing, and market allocation.  Prior to his time with the Department of Justice, he was an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office where he investigated complex frauds and international narcotics conspiracies.

The Governor Hill Mansion
136 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: (207) 629-4052

Conveniently located close to the Capital Building and Western Avenue in Augusta, we are only a mile off Exit 109 on I-95. The Governor Hill Mansion is at 136 State Street, on the corner of State and Green.

 If you are interested in attending this training, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel, at or 622-3374, ext. 214.  While not asking for a commitment, the AG's Office has asked MMA to provide them with some indication of the level of interest in the program.


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Job Openings


The Director of Health Services provides leadership for Bowdoin College’s Health Center and is responsible for the daily operation and oversight of the medical staff and services of the Center. In addition to functioning as a key department head within the division of Student Affairs, s/he will serve as a licensed practitioner providing clinical services. The Director is a visible leader within the Bowdoin community, representing a trusted voice in student health matters, and educating the community about all types of health issues, including the integration of public health issues and the integration of mental health care. S/he must also have a keen appreciation for the varied health needs of a diverse student body. The Director balances administrative duties including oversight of the daily operations of the Center and clinical duties including providing primary and acute care to Bowdoin students and providing medical oversight of the clinical staff.

For further details about the position, job requirements, and to apply, please go to our careers website:

Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.



Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery.  

The Physician/Medical Director: 

  • Provides advice and counsel regarding a broad range of clinical, clinical policy, programmatic and strategic issues required to achieve the short and long-term strategies and objectives of Nasson Health Care; 
  • Provides direct clinical services and oversees physicians and advanced practice nurses; works in partnership with members of the practice team to manage the care of patients, assuring a high standard of medical care; 

  Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a Medical Director of a primary care medical practice;  A degree from an accredited medical school in the U.S.,
  • Board certification in Family or Internal Medicine;  An unrestricted Maine license to practice medicine, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license;
  • Working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology.

Visit for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and employment application will be accepted until position is filled.



Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in internal medicine or family practice. New graduates and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Procedures are not required. Excellent Intensivist and subspecialist support is available. Part-time and per diem applications will be considered. 

Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview health family of services, Mid Coast Hospital offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment. Please send CV to Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter, at or call (207) 406-7872, for more information.



Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a BC/BE Outpatient Family Practitioner to join our multi-specialty group. Admitting is through a high-quality Hospitalist service.

The Coastal location, historic neighborhoods, superior schools, and Bowdoin College campus make this part of Maine a very desirable place to live. 

Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview health family of services, Mid Coast Medical Group offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment. Please send CV to Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter, at or call (207) 406-7872, for more information.


Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIAN

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a full-time family practice physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. Services on site include integrated primary care, dental services, family planning, mental health counseling, psychiatry, nutritionist, optometry, podiatry, social services support, sliding fee coverage, care management, radiology and lab services. NextGen EMR. Practice is outpatient only with no OB. On-call rotation is 4-5 times per month. NCQA Level III PCMH. Competitive salary and benefits package; physicians are eligible to apply for NHSC loan repayment.  Located in Porter, ME, between Portland and the White Mountains. Area is known for terrific four season recreational activities. Just two and one-half hours from Boston. Submit CV to: Nancy Buck, Human Resources Coordinator, (, Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068. EOE. Sacopee Valley Health Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 



St. Joseph Hospital is recruiting E.M. BC/BP physicians for its dedicated group.  Collegial, nurturing workplace with latest technology and just-completed expansion.  Members support each other and know patient satisfaction is achieved through staff satisfaction.  Leadership development and participation in policies and direction available. 

Equitable scheduling based on 1440-1472 clinical hours per year; more flexible arrangements available. 

Staffing: 51 hours per day, mostly physicians, for 27,000 visits.  We have great E.D. nurses.   

Area offers many cultural attractions, including the University of Maine, natural and organic food producers, pleasant pace, low crime, friendly people, great public schools and affordable housing.  Acadia National Park, Baxter, scenic towns and harbors, Sugarloaf,  I-95 and Bangor International Airport are right here or close.

Highly competitive package includes relocation, signing bonus, loan repayment, retirement and protected vacation and CME time with allowance.

Contact: Charles F. Pattavina, MD, F.A.C.E.P., Chief, Emergency Medicine at 207.907.3350  or



The Maine Highlands offers great outdoor adventures, historic and cultural experiences, many culinary delights and unexpected entertainment opportunities.  KVHC’s newest clinic, Brownville, is located in the Maine Highlands and Katahdin Region.  As a result of this continuous growth, Katahdin Valley Health Center is recruiting a Family Medicine/ Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician that is committed to providing quality health care services to the people in the Brownville/Millinocket Maine regions.   KVHC’s clinics are outpatient only and offers a four day work week with a competitive salary and benefit package which includes: a 10% of first year salary sign on bonus, generous amounts of paid time off and $2500 annually toward CME. Physicians who join KVHC are eligible to apply for NHSC Loan Repayment.  

To learn more about KVHC and Practitioner Opportunities, please contact Michelle LeFay at or visit our website at  KVHC is an equal opportunity employer.


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Upcoming Events

MCMI Training Programs – Level 1 and Level 2

General Information for 2016

When and where held:


              March 11, 2016 in Bangor at St. Joseph’s Hospital  

              April 8, 2016 in Presque Isle at UMPI                   

              June 10, 2016 in Waterville at Colby College

              October 25, 2016 in Portland in conjunction with the Maine Brain Injury Conference

                                (Registration and fees will be through the Maine Brain Injury Conference for October 25)

                 March and April programs will be morning only with Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time.

               June and October programs will be Level 1 in the morning and Level 2 in the afternoon.


Training Programs:


              Level 1 – An Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management

                            Speaker: Deb Nichols, CPNP or Peter Sedgwick, MD or Bill Heinz, MD

                           Level of Difficulty: beginner

                           Content: The Diagnostic and Return to Play Dilemma

                                           How Concussion Occurs and Pathophysiology            

                                           Concussion Signs and Symptoms

                                           Concussion Evaluation Tools

                                           Concussion Treatment

                                           Recovery Epidemiology

                                           Return to Function – Academics and Play

                                           Risk Factors and Protective Equipment

                                           Short and Long Term Sequelae

                                           Neurocognitive Testing

                                           Concussion Sideline Assessment

                                           Key Points


              Level 2 – Advanced Concussion Management (Level 1 is a prerequisite for taking Level 2)

                           Speaker: Mike Rizzo, FNP-C, CIC or Paul Berkner, DO

                           Level of Difficulty: intermediate

                           Content: Updates from Zurich 2012       

                                           Using ImPACT Testing in Concussion Management

                                           Interpreting ImPACT Test Results

                                           Concussion Case Reviews


              March and April – Level 1 and Level 2 (Offered at same time)

                           8:00am – 8:15am           Registration

                           8:15am – noon               Training Program


              June – Level 1:

                           7:45am – 8:00am           Registration

                           8:00am – noon               Training Program

                           Level 2:

                           12:15pm-12:30pm          Registration

                           12:30pm – 4:30pm         Training Program


Registration Fee:           

              For morning only training programs: March 11 and April 8

              $100 for Health Care Professionals (MD, DO, NP, PA, Neuropsychologist, AT, RN, PT, OT, SLP)

              $40 for school personnel and all other attendees

                           (School nurses, coaches, school athletic directors, administrators, parents, etc.)

              $20 for students – currently enrolled in a college program


              For morning and afternoon training program: June 10

              $100 for Health Care Professionals (MD, DO, NP, PA, Neuropsychologist, AT, RN, PT, OT, SLP)

              $175 for Health Care Professionals taking Level 1 and Level 2 - Only June 10


              $40 for school personnel and all other attendees                                                                                                              (School nurses, coaches, athletic directors and administrators, etc.)

              $70 for school personnel taking Level 1 and Level 2 - Only June 10


              $20 for students currently enrolled in a college program            

              $35 for students taking Level 1 and Level 2- Only June 10

CME/CEU contact hours: 3.50

Registration Confirmation will be sent by email.

Refund / Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel contact Jan Salis, PT, ATC. You can choose to apply your registration fee to another training program or have your check returned.

For more information contact:

              Jan Salis, PT, ATC

              MCMI - Membership and Education Committee - Chair


              (207) 577-2018


MAT for Multidisciplinary Teams: Things You Need to Know in the Development and Delivery of Buprenorphine Services

This program brings experts who are providing buprenorphine services in Maine to share their knowledge about addiction and what is needed to develop quality MAT services.

Presenters: Dr. Leah Bauer, MD, a psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Addiction Resource Center at Midf Coast Hospital in Brunswick; Eric Haram, LADC, Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health at Mid Coast Hospital.

 5.5 Contact Hours Available
Click here for details. Certificates will be emailed to participants who attend the entire program. No partial credit will be given.

Training Objectives

  • Describe the basics of addiction and what happens in the brain around tolerance, affinity and withdrawal from opioids
  • Name key elements of safe and effective practice for the delivery of buprenorphine services
  • Identify roles and functions within teams for delivering MAT
  • Analyze how to finance and sustain your MAT program

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch will be on your own.

This course is sponsored by CCSME through the Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative, a partnership between AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, and Muskie School of Public Service with funding from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST) - Add to Calendar

Husson University - 340 County Road Westbrook, Maine 04092 - View Map


Printable Registration Form:

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