Medications for OUD and Criminal Justice Systems and Settings

Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association

Presenter: Joshua Lee, MD, MSc; Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

Target Audience: Physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, psychologists, social workers, and healthcare teams.

Webinar Description

The “Medications for OUD and Criminal Justice Systems and Settings” webinar, presented by faculty expert, Dr. Joshua Lee, will describe recent trends in criminal justice system (CJS) populations and intersections with the US opioid epidemic, detail clinical trials examining the application of medication-assisted treatment in CJS populations, and give context to recent and proposed policies impacting CJS and opioid use disorders.

Educational Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret recent clinical trial data for OUD medications in criminal justice system (CJS) settings.
  • Compare and contrast the practical and unique barriers and differences between MOUDs in CJS.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of daily versus long-acting MOUD formulations in a case-based framework.

Continuing Education Credit:

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE and Participation Certificates:

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. Please follow the steps below to obtain your certificate.

  1. View the recorded webinar and return to the web page that lists the webinar recording link. By viewing the full presentation it will unlock and allow you to proceed to the evaluation.
  2. Click "Evaluation" and answer the questions to the best of your ability. Upon completion of this survey, you will be directed to APA to claim your certificate.
  3. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email or call (855) 227-2776.

Support for the Program: 

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Recording Presentation
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Please answer the following evaluation questions to the best of your ability.