MATE Act Controlled Substance Education Requirement for DEA Registration FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Sec. 1263 of the spending bill Congress passed in December 2022 requires controlled
substance prescribers to complete 8 hours of one-time training on safe controlled substance
prescribing as a condition of receiving or renewing a DEA registration. The statutory language was taken from a separate bill, called the Medication Access and Training Expansion Act (or MATE Act).