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Introduction:

The task force met virtually on November 17, 2020. This task force was established pursuant to Tim Fensky’s presidential initiative, which is to promote pharmacist-provided medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Review of the Task Force Charge:

Task force members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:

  1. Review current federal and state laws and regulations related to medication-assisted treatment.
  2. Examine the language in the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards (Model Act) and, if necessary, recommend amendments that allow pharmacists to be key leaders in opioid safety and patient care.

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