Biden Administration Eases Rules for Mobile Drug Treatment Units


June 28, 2021 10:47 am

The Biden administration Monday loosened requirements for drug addiction treatment providers to dispense methadone through mobile clinics, a move that could help ease access for underserved communities.

final rule (RIN: 1117-AB43) by the Drug Enforcement Administration provides that narcotic treatment providers wishing to dispense drugs through a mobile component don’t need to separately register for that unit. The rule takes effect July 28.

The rule marks the administration’s latest effort to address America’s addiction crisis. The White House previously said it intended to review policies around the anti-opioid drug methadone and publish a final rule on registering methadone treatment vans.