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Webinars COVID-19Harm Reduction Legal ProjectOpioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention

Increased Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder during the COVID-19 Epidemic and Beyond


July 23 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

In response to the concurrent epidemics of COVID-19 and opioid-related harm, federal and state agencies have taken steps to temporarily remove some legal and regulatory barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). These changes have the potential to improve access to lifesaving medications for OUD (MOUD), particularly among those most at risk. However, they are set to expire with the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration. This webinar describes these legal and regulatory modifications, how they are being used to increase access to OUD treatment, and opportunities to permanently increase access to MOUD.

This webinar provides you with:

  • An overview of federal and state laws that regulate access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
  • A description of recent regulatory changes that have removed some barriers to MOUD during the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Specific examples of how that regulatory authority is being used to increase access to MOUD, and the problems that remain
  • Legislative and regulatory pathways for permanently removing barriers to MOUD


  • Amy Lieberman, Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law Southeastern Region Office


  • Corey S. Davis, JD, MSPH, Director, Harm Reduction Legal Project, Network for Public Health Law
  • Elizabeth A. Samuels, MD, MPH, MHS, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Consulting Assistant Medical Director, Rhode Island Dept. of Health Drug Overdose Prevention Program
  • Zoe Weinstein, MD, MS, Director, Boston Medical Center’s Addiction Consult Service; Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Louise Vincent, MPH, Executive Director of NC Survivors Union &Urban Survivors Union

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.