Updated 20 March 2023

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its Proposed Rules for Permanent Telemedicine Flexibilities. Ultimately the proposal should not significantly disrupt care for most of our patients, and the DEA is generally supportive of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment.

Ultimately the proposal should not significantly disrupt care for most of our patients in most states. Here are the significant aspects:

  1. Patents whose first visit with QuickMD was prior to May 11, 2023  must download the form below, have it completed by a local physician in a face-to-face, in person visit, and send it back to us before November 7, 2023.
  2. For patients established after May 10, 2023, they can be given a 30-day Rx of medication, but will need a ONE-TIME in-person doctor to complete the form below, in order to continue treatment.
  3. The form can be completed by any practitioner including Medical Doctors (MD), Nurse practitioners (NP), Physician’s assistants (PA), Osteopathic physicians (DO), and dentists; however they must have an active registration with the DEA.

What You Need To Do

Please print the form below, schedule a face to face visit with a local provider of your choice, and return the form to us by:

Fax at (888) 777-1921, or

Email at

Form updated 20 March 2023


The following answers are our current understanding of the DEA proposal. Answers subject to change.

Updated 27 March 2023

I have an appointment today. Will I still be able to get my prescription?

Yes. The proposed rule will not go into effect until May 11th, and current patients will have 180 days from May 11th to provide a referral.

Where can I get a referral?

ANY healthcare provider with a DEA license is allowed to provide the referral. This includes MDs, DOs, some PAs and NPs, and some dentists.

The referring provider DOES NOT need to be an addiction specialist, nor do you need a prior relationship with that provider.

QuickMD will be providing a list of friendly referral locations shortly.

Is QuickMD moving to in-person visits only?

No. We will continue providing our services through phone or video consultations. You may continue seeing us online until you have the referral letter returned.

Do I need to find a Suboxone doctor locally?

No. As long as you provide a referral within 180 days of May 11th, you may continue using QuickMD uninterrupted.