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Member News

  • Medical Board of California Announcement: Friday September 15th, 2023
    Certain Licensing Documents Must be Submitted Online Starting January 1, 2024 The Direct Online Certification Submission (DOCS) service is a secure, fast, and reliable online document delivery system that allows medical schools and postgraduate training programs to submit certain primary-source licensing documents to the Board. Effective January 1, 2024, the Board will only accept the following documents ...
  • Retirement Announcement Thursday September 26th, 2019
    Dear CSAM Members: I recently announced to the CSAM Board of Directors that I will retire from my position as CSAM’s
  • DHCS is forming a new Behavioral Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee Tuesday April 30th, 2019
    CSAM members: Per the DHCS letter, several current DHCS behavioral health advisory groups are being merged
  • CSAM Receives State Targeted Response (STR) Grant Thursday March 01st, 2018
    The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) was selected by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to be part of a statewide collaborative project that includes UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, to increase access to addiction treatment, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities ...

CSAM News

  • CSAM Members’ Meeting – August 23, 2023 Thursday August 24th, 2023
  • DEA Hosts Public Listening Sessions on Telemedicine Regulations on September 12-13, 2023 Wednesday August 16th, 2023
    WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host public listening sessions to receive comments from healthcare practitioners, experts, advocates, patients, and other members of the public to inform DEA’s regulations on prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine. The listening sessions will be held in person and livestreamed with remote participation available. WHAT: Public Listening Sessions on Telemedicine ...
  • U.S. House Vote Tomorrow (May 25): Oppose Harsh Drug Penalties Wednesday May 24th, 2023
    FROM THE DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE: The U.S. House will vote on the HALT Fentanyl Act tomorrow. This misguided bill would ramp up harsh mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl analogues. And it would permanently make all fentanyl-related substances Schedule I without first testing them for benefits or harm.  Criminalization has failed to keep us safer. Instead, it’s actually fueling ...
  • Nominations Open for the 2023 Vernelle Fox & Community Service Awards! Wednesday May 17th, 2023
    CSAM is now accepting nomination submissions for the Vernelle Fox & Community Service Awards! Honoring an Inquiring Mind, Courage, and Enthusiasm Inquiring Mind – Contributions to the understanding of the field Courage – Resolution and tenacity Enthusiasm – Energy for the positive CSAM recognizes physicians who have made noteworthy and lasting contributions in line with the mission of the Society: ...
  • CSAM Spring 2023 Newsletter Tuesday April 25th, 2023
    CSAM News: The Voice for Treatment | Spring 2023 Included in this issue: Letter from the CSAM President, Karen Miotto, Message from the CSAM Conference Committee Chair, MERF Update, How I Ended Up in Addiction Medicine by CSAM President Elect Sharone Abramowitz MD FASAM, CSAM Government Affairs Committee Update, Case Discussions are Back! by CSAM Secretary ...
  • Governor Newsom Releases Master Plan for Tackling the Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis Monday March 20th, 2023
    Governor Newsom has invested over $1 billion to tackle the crisisThrough CalRx, California will seek to manufacture its own NaloxoneMaster Plan provides comprehensive approach to save more lives SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Today, following a visit to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Governor Gavin Newsom released his administration’s Master Plan for Tackling the Fentanyl and ...
  • DEA Announces Important Change to Registration Requirement Tuesday January 31st, 2023
    On December 29, 2022, with the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the Act), Congress eliminated the “DATA-Waiver Program.” All DEA registrants should be aware of the following: A DATA-Waiver registration is no longer required to treat patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Going forward, all prescriptions for buprenorphine only require a standard DEA registration ...
  • End of Buprenorphine X-Waiver Wednesday January 25th, 2023
    After almost twenty years of intense medication specific government regulation buprenorphine is now just like other schedule III medications. The era of limited numbers of treatment slots that started at 30 patients per provider who had completed 8 hours of specific training, requirements to maintain lists of patients who received prescriptions and even in person visits ...

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