Opioid Maintenance Treatment Guidelines - Australian Capital Territory

Description

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.

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Population Health Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Pharmaceutical Services

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
Email: HealthACT@act.gov.au