Waiver: NTPs Medication Units Allowed

Waiver: NTPs Medication Units Allowed

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On January 10, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf issued a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency related to the opioid epidemic that directly impacts treatment in Pennsylvania. The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) regulation 28 Pa. Code §715.25, which prevents Narcotic Treatment Providers (NTPs) from establishing medication units, is being waived for the 90-day duration of the disaster emergency declaration. In addition, a permanent waiver can be requested.

Questions regarding this policy bulletin and exception requests shall be directed to Wenona Wake, Bureau Director for Quality Assurance for Prevention and Treatment, Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensing, at 717-783-8675 or via email.


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