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How to Use the DEA “72-Hour Emergency Rule” for Methadone in Jails

Patients may enter your facility on methadone for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). This brief explains how jail prescribers can use the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) "72-Hour Emergency Rule" to continue this essential medication without interruption while the jail establishes a longer-term plan for continuation. This is essential to maintain sobriety and prevent relapse, overdose, and death.  

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March 31, 2023

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