Opioid Maintenance Treatment Guidelines - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you are involved in working with opioid dependent patients that are trying to manage their opioid habit with maintenance medication. These guidelines have been developed to assist health employees and other practitioners working in connection with opioid maintenance.

Compliance with these guidelines is mandatory if you are involved in providing opioid maintenance to patients and you are:

  • a medical practitioner
  • a pharmacist
  • an alcohol and other drug service workers
  • a nurse or health professionals working in community settings
  • operating a hospital
  • working in mental health services
  • working in a correctional environment.

The focus of these guidelines is to maximise the numbers of practitioners and workers effectively able to treat and support those on opioid maintenance treatment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Pharmaceutical Services
Health Directorate
Population Health Division


Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House,
25 Mulley Street
Holder
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag No.5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611

Phone:

02 62073974

Fax:

02 32050997
HealthACT@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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