Resource Category: Federal and State Resources

Optometrist Scope of Practice

Optometrists are state-licensed primary health care professionals who specialize in eye health. NCSL has information on three areas of an optometrist’s scope of practice. Read more.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation and assessment of U.S. drug policy. Read more.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Training Materials and Resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides information on webinars, workshops, publications and research, as well as buprenorphine and opioid prescribing courses for physicians. Read about the resources.

Buprenorphine Waiver Management

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has information for physicians on the waiver application and management process to prescribe or dispense buprenorphine for opioid dependency treatment. Read the information.

Controlled Substances Act

The Drug Enforcement Agency has information on the Controlled Substances Act, Title 21 of the United States Code. Read the Act.

DEA Informational Documents

The Drug Enforcement Agency has resources for DATA-waived physicians, general information and question and answers for practitioners. Read the documents.