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Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTP) Q&A
Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTP)
Question: How can a Narcotic Treatment Program provide Food and Drug Administration approved narcotic controlled substances (e.g. methadone/buprenorphine) used in opioid use disorder maintenance and detoxification treatment to an unregistered off-site location such as a correctional facility, long-term care facility, alcohol treatment center, behavioral health facility, or home-bound patient?
Answer: See the Narcotic Treatment Program Manual (revised 2022), pages 28-31. EO-DEA256, July 25, 2022
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