Getting Started: What You Need to Know About MAT

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the standard of care for incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder. To reduce legal liability, provide quality care, and prevent overdoses, administrative and health staff may begin exploring, starting, or expanding an MAT program. New regulations expanding the ability to prescribe buprenorphine are making MAT programs more of an expectation from the public and judiciary and more convenient than ever before.


This expert panel will provide an essential introduction to the provision of FDA-approved buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone in correctional environments, including a background on the use of each medication for MAT, evidence of effectiveness in correctional environments, varying regulatory restrictions, and the importance of continuity of care upon release. 


Educational Objectives

• Review the opioid epidemic in the United States 

• Summarize the three medications used for MAT, including regulatory restrictions 

• Explore the effectiveness of MAT in corrections


Claire Wolfe, MA, MPH, CCHP, Program Manager, NCCHC Resources

Richard Forbus, CCHP, Vice President of Program Development, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Robert Simon MEd, NCC, CCHP, Opioid Treatment Program Manager, National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Webinar Fee:

$65 ($55 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.0 hour (60 minutes) for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP.

Continuing education credit 1.0 hour (60 minutes) available for:

Nurses: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

NCCHC designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hour (60 minutes).


Physicians: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NCCHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NCCHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This educational activity has been approved for up to 1.0 hours of credit (60 minutes) .


CCHPs: Certified Correctional Health Professionals may earn up to 1.0 contact hours (60 minutes) of Category I continuing education for recertification.


Social Workers, counselors and others: When evaluating the presentation, select the “General” category, print your certificate, and use it to report directly to your certifying board. 

Financial Disclosures:

Claire Wolfe, MA, MPH, CCHP, Richard Forbus, CCHP, and Robert Simon MEd, NCC, CCHP, have no financial disclosures. No education committee members have disclosed any financial interest or relationships with a commercial entity.


NCCHC Education Committee

Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, CCHP-CP (chair)

Patricia Blair, PhD, JD, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A (vice-chair)

Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP-MH

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH

Eileen Couture, DO, RN, CCHP-P

Todd Haiken, MPA, EMT, CCHP

Amy Jo Harzke, DrPH

Keith Ivens, MD

Michael Johnson, DDS, MPH

Susan Laffan, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A

Tami Rodriguez, PharmD

Lori Roscoe, DNP, PhD, CCHP-RN

Samuel Soltis, PhD, MHA, CCHP

Staff Liaisons: Toyin Alaka, Kim Sterling, MBA, CAE

How To Claim Your CE After the Conference

  • Log on to your myNCCHC account via Use the same username and password you used to register for the webinar.
  • You will see a list of all recent NCCHC events for which you have registered. Choose "2023 Webinar: Getting Started: What You Need to Know About MAT - Go to link."
  • Click on Demographics and complete the questions. When finished, click "Save and Return to Event Home."
  • Click on Session Evaluation and then choose the type of CE credit you are receiving (ACCME, ANCC, APA, CCHP). Continue.
  • Click "Evaluate" next to ""2023 Webinar: Getting Started: What You Need to Know About MAT." 
  • After you have completed the webinar evaluation, click "Save and Return." Then "Return to Event Home."
  • Click "Overall Evaluation" and answer the questions. When finished, click "Return to Event Home."
  • Next, generate your CE certificate. You can email the certificate or download and print it later by logging in again. You have six months to complete your evaluation.
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When and Where
  • 6/8/2023 2:00 PM CDT
  • 6/8/2023 3:00 PM CDT
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL