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Office of Medical Education
2020 Gravier Street
Suite 602
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-4006
Fax: 504-599-1453



LSU CME certified courses eligible for MATE Act:

Please click the appropriate link (add to calendar/or email) to get the activity information.

X-Waiver No More: Navigating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in a Hospital Setting
Sarah Stuart, M.D.
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Zoom Only Event
6/1/2023 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Opioid Use Disorder
Elyse Stevens, MD
Medicine Grand Rounds
In-Person and Zoom Event
7/14/2023 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Increasing Marijuana Use and Synthetics: Medical and Surgical Implications
John Morrison, M.D.
In-Person and Zoom Event
7/20/2023 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


More details coming soon........July 14, 2023-Medicine Grand Rounds-Elyse Stevens, MD   12-1 p.m. Zoom & TBD



DEA New Requirement

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released  materials  in March 2023 related to the new  Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act . The Act requires new or renewing DEA licensees, as of June 27, 2023, to have completed a total of at least eight hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders and the appropriate treatment of pain.

More information can be found here:

You can read the MATE Act here:

You can read the DEA Mate Act final letter here:


What does this mean for LSU New Orleans physicians?

To renew your DEA license after June 27, 2023, physicians will need to provide evidence of completing the one-time education requirement of 8 hours of accredited substance use disorder training.  There are nearly 2 million DEA licensees nationally and all will need to demonstrate completing this education requirement.

You may have earned credit for these activities already. 

The 8 hours of 'approved' content is specific to areas of prevention, recoginition and care of people with substance use disorders including those with concurrent pain and/or psychiatric and medical co-morbidities.

If you have completed your 3 hours of Controlled Danger Substance/Opioid training to renew your Louisiana license or medical permit, you have earned 3 of the required 8 hours. 

If you attended LSU New Orleans certified CME activities that meet the content requirements (listed above), these activities will also count towards your 8 hours of credit. The CME office is attempting to work through the list of eligible activities for each faculty member. To make an individual request for a review of your transcript, please email with the subject line "MATE Act Audit Request".

Where can you get additional training to meet the require ment?

One option is to take courses listed at the top of this page and follow the instructions for participation to ensure you receive credit.

Another free option available now can be found here:

Any provider from the list below can offer education that meets this requirement.  You should verify with the education provider that the course content is eligible. LSU CME courses will clearly indicate their eligibility.

What accredited groups may provide trainings that meet this new requirement?

• The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

• The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)

•  American Medical Association (AMA)

• The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or any organizations accredited by the AOA to provide continuing medical education

• The American Dental Association (ADA)

• The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)

• The American Psychiatric Association (APA)

• The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

• The American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)

• The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

• Any other organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACCME) (LSU School of Medicine CME is an ACCME accredited provider)  or the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition (CCEPR), whether directly or through an organization accredited by a State medical society that is recognized by the ACCME or CCEPR

• Any other organization approved or accredited by the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, the ACCME, or the CCEPR