Opioid Maintenance Treatment Guidelines - Australian Capital Territory


You will need 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Other resources

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

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

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