New FAQ addresses questions about complying with MATE Act

DEA required to send written, electronic communication about requirements no later than March 31

The Medication Access and Training Expansion Act, or MATE Act, was included in the omnibus spending bill that passed Congress at the end of 2022. This new law requires dentists to complete eight hours of training before receiving or renewing a Drug Enforcement Administration registration.

To help dentists comply with the new requirements, the ADA has created an FAQ addressing common questions the Association has heard from members, including:

Does this new federal training requirement affect me?

The federal training requirement applies to any dentist who requires a DEA registration to prescribe controlled substances (Schedules II, III, IV, and V). Those who do not need a DEA registration are not affected, the ADA FAQ said.