Medical Practitioner Accreditation to Issue Dependency Certificates - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you are a medical practitioner intending to work with patients suffering from drug or alcohol dependency, and to issue these patients dependency certificates.

A dependency certificate authorises the admission of a person suffering from severe substance dependence to the Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment (IDAT) Program, allowing their detention for the purposes of treatment. The IDAT Program provides short term care, with an involuntary supervised withdrawal component, to protect the health and safety of people with severe substance dependence, who have experienced or are at risk of serious harm.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 accreditation you must be an accredited medical practitioner. 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

Appointment as an Accredited Medical Practitioner - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health
Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office

Act(s) name

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Information Officer
NSW Ministry of Health
Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Office


Operating address:
73 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
LMB 961
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059

Phone:

02 9391 9000

Fax:

02 9391 9041
mhdao@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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