Date & Time
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
110 How Medication-Assisted Treatment Is Becoming the Standard of Care*

A growing consensus within the medical community is that medication-assisted treatment is the standard of care for substance use disorders, yet MAT is not widely available in corrections settings. Courts are also trending toward acceptance of MAT as a required component of constitutionally adequate care. Thus, the legal landscape suggests that litigation liability from failure to provide MAT may soon become indefensible.

Educational Objectives

  • Review the basics of medication-assisted treatment
  • Describe the benefits and burdens of providing MAT
  • Examine the legal liability of failing to implement MAT programs

Skill Level Intermediate

Content Areas Legal, Substance Use