|Action||Amendments to align with ASAM criteria|
|Comment Period||Ended on 2/15/2023|
NCTR commends the Department for updating the regulations to be more consistent with the American society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM) guidelines. As you are aware ASAM is the internationally recognized leader in addiction medicine. NCTR has been using ASAM guidelines for years and are quite familiar with them. We reviewed both amendments; the changes to align with ASAM criteria and the enhanced behavioral health services. Please find below our comments/questions/suggestions.
Again, thank you for your efforts to bring the regulations in line with the ASAM guidelines. If we can be of any assistance, do not hesitate to reach out.
NCTR - Pattie Shneeman, LSATP 703-867-8410