BUPRENORPHINE PRESCRIBING PRACTICES, BARRIERS, AND FACILITATORS SURVEY

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) oversees licensure for substance use disorder (SUD) service programs. Streamlined rules for SUD program licensure went into effect in December 2018. These were the first major changes to the rules in the last several decades.

An assessment is being conducted by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in partnership with Vital Strategies, a public health non-profit, to understand the impact of the newly promulgated rules - specifically regarding barriers and facilitators affecting buprenorphine prescribing for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

WHO IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSESSMENT?

All providers with a Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 waiver (also commonly referred to as an X-waiver or DATA 2000 waiver) in Michigan are invited to participate in the assessment. As an incentive for survey participation, a $20 e-gift card will be provided upon completion. Vital Strategies provided 100% of the funding for this incentive, and no state funding was allocated to this incentive.

WHO IS CONDUCTING THE ASSESSMENT?

Vital Strategies funds a State of Michigan staffer who will:

  • Survey and interview stakeholders,
  • Summarize survey findings, and
  • Use the survey findings to recommend solutions to barriers and promote the expansion of facilitators identified in the survey.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY?

All X-waivered providers practicing in Michigan will receive an invitation email from MDHHS detailing survey participation instructions. The email will include a link to the survey and a unique identifier code. This anonymous survey can be completed in 25 minutes or less.

You can also access the survey from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDHHS-Xwaiver

If you would like more information about the survey, encounter any issues accessing or completing the survey, or are an X-waivered provider who has not received a survey invitation email, please contact Valencia Lyle at lylev@michigan.gov or 517-262-9451.

RESOURCES TO UNDERSTAND MICHIGAN'S SUD ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Laws and Regulations: