Call to Action
H.R. 1729 – Opiate Addiction Treatment Act of 2011 – Call to Action
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Please contact your Congressman and ask them to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 1729, Opiate Addiction Treatment Act of 2011, introduced by Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD). This legislation would amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize qualifying practitioners to dispense buprenorphine and certain other narcotic drugs in schedule III, IV, and V for maintenance treatment of detoxification treatment.
This is how to do it:
- If you do not know who your Congressman is go to www.house.gov and enter your zip code at the top right corner of the page to find out. Then fill in the blanks in the sample letter (attached) and send it to them. Also, please e-mail me (email@example.com) a copy of the letter, or simply the name of the legislator who you sent them to.
Here is the easiest way if your schedule is too hectic to do the above:
- E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
Address (including zip code)
Your preferred e-mail
I will fill in the blanks of the sample letter with your information, and send it in for you. I will also send you a copy of the letters I send for your files.
No matter which method you choose to use we appreciate you taking the time to do it. I will be visiting those offices that have not yet become co-sponsors urging them to do so, especially those that you have sent letters to.
Wade talks about: The issue of Advanced Practice Nurses and buprenorphine prescribing - view transcript Posted 12/5/2012
Governmental Affairs Director
IntNSA’s Governmental Affairs Director assists IntNSA leadership in developing a legislative strategy, and legislative initiatives. Wade works to increase visibility with related organizations by actively participating in coalitions, and advocating IntNSA’s position to legislators and the regulators. Additionally he helps identify the stakeholders that need to be engaged, develops communications strategies to inform members and other stakeholders of the associations’ position, monitors legislation, and notifies IntNSA leadership when obstacles are encountered along with a recommended plan of action. Wade seeks to ensure that IntNSA is included in important discussions taking place in government that may affect are members, and our industry.