Note: Some information may be out of date. Last updated 2019
Patient Guide: Federal Laws and Regulations
The federal government passed laws that allow your provider to use buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder in their clinic. Federal law also describes your rights to confidentiality.
- The laws that permit office-based opioid treatment and which types of providers can participate in this type of care
- Buprenorphine’s status as a controlled substance and what that means concerning its risks and getting the prescription filled/renewed
- Your rights to confidentiality (and exceptions) for treatment of substance use disorder, specifically office-based treatment of opioid use disorder
- Unique characteristics of payment for buprenorpine treatment