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PostSubject: Maximum Take-Home Medications   Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:10 pm

Maximum Take-Home Medications




Table 1. Schedule of Maximal Take-Home Medications per Federal Opioid Treatment Regulation 42 CFR 8.12

Patient Time in TreatmentMaximum Take-Home Medication Permissible (not automatic)
1-90 days1 time in treatment take-home a week, and 1 program closure-holiday take-home if the program is closed for business Sundays, including State and Federal holidays.
91-180 days2 time in treatment take-homes a week, and 1 program closure-holiday take-home if the program is closed for business Sundays, including State and Federal holidays.
181-270 days3 time in treatment take-homes a week, and 1 program closure-holiday take-home if the program is closed for business Sundays, including State and Federal holidays.
271-365 days 6 time in treatment take-homes a week (reporting once a week).
After 1 yearUp to 14 days time in treatment take-homes (reporting up to twice a month).
After 2 yearsUp to 31 days time in treatment take-homes (reporting up to once a month).
Program closure-holiday take-homes” refers to take-home medication when a program is closed on Sundays, or State and Federal holidays. “Time in treatment take-homes” refers to take-home medications when the patient has met the minimum stabilized time-in-treatment schedule set forth under 42 CFR Section 8.12(i)(3).
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