Yes. DATA 2000, as amended in August 2016, specifies that an individual physician may have a maximum of 30 patients on buprenorphine therapy at any one time for their first year holding a buprenorphine waiver. One year after the date on which a physician’s initial waiver notification was approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the physician may submit a second waiver notification of the need and intent to treat up to 100 patients. After a year of having a maximum of 100 patients on buprenorphine therapy, the physician may submit a third waiver notification of the need and intent to treat up to 275 patients if they meet certain requirements.
For information on applying for a buprenorphine waiver notification for 30, 100 and 275 patients, please visit our DATA 2000 Patient Limit webpage.