Public Health Risk Activity Licence - Opioid Detoxification - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this licence if you intend to operate a private centre offering opioid detoxification services to patients using opioid antagonists. Opioid detoxification centres provide rapid detoxification, which is the process of accelerating withdrawal from heroin (or other opioids) by the administration of an opioid antagonist.

This licence is required for the provision of both:

  • Methadone; and
  • Buprenorphine.

Please be aware that hospitals do not require this licence.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must be an individual or a private organisation. You are also required to submit a completed and signed application form providing:

  • Details about your intended opioid detoxification clinic;
  • Details about the premises that you intend to operate your clinic from; and
  • A detailed sketch plan showing the layout of all fixtures, fittings, appliances and any other equipment to be installed on the premises

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Public Health Risk Activity Licence - Opioid Detoxification - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service
Health Directorate
Population Health Division


Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611

Phone:

02 6205 1700

Fax:

02 6205 1705
hps@act.gov.au

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