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DDAP Suspends Substance Abuse Treatment Regulations

On March 6, 2020, pursuant to the provisions of section 7301(c) of the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. §§ 7101, et seq., Governor Tom Wolf issued a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency related to the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Pursuant to authorization from the Governor in accordance with the proclamation, and consistent with the SAMHSA guidance, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is suspending:

  • Regulation at 28 Pa. Code § 715.9(a)(4), which requires Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTPs) to make a face-to-face determination before admission to treatment, for those clients who will receive buprenorphine treatment. View Licensing Alert 02-20 for more details.
  • Regulation at 28 Pa. Code § 715.6(d), which requires NTPs to have narcotic treatment physician services onsite. View Licensing Alert 03-20 for more details.

Questions regarding these Licensing Alerts can be directed to the Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensing at 717-783-8675 or via email.

For further information, please contact Jack Phillips.