Federal Regulatory and Policy Landscape

Dr. Yngvild Olsen serves as the Acting Director for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). She has a long history of working within the addiction treatment field to expand access to care and enhance quality. Dr. Olsen has written and lectured extensively on opioid use disorder and its treatments, the stigma of addiction, the integration of behavioral health and medical care, and clinical and policy solutions to the overdose epidemic. She draws inspiration from the opportunity to provide care for people with substance use disorders as an addiction medicine specialist and general internist.

This session will share CSAT and administration priorities along with CSATs perspective on what more can be done to help people impacted by MH/SUD; concerns/thoughts on how the pandemic has/will continue to impact individuals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify current federal policies and regulations related to telehealth-enabled SUD care, noting changes and/or flexibilities enacted during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  2. Identify implications of these changes on delivery of, and access to, quality SUD care.


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