A. 201 KAR 9:270
Q. Can an APRN prescribe buprenorphine?
A. The 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) extended the prescribing of buprenorphine in office-based settings to APRNs, who may obtain a DATA waiver number (an X DEA) to treat up to 30 patients after completing 24 hours of required training. An APRN may prescribe transdermal (Butrans) and buccal film (Belbuca) or buprenorphine in the form of brands and generics of buprenorphine single entity products and buprenorphine/naloxone combination products for an off label use (such as pain). 201 KAR 20:065