You will require this authority if you intend to prescribe opioids to patients under the NSW Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).
The NSW OTP seeks to reduce the social, economic and health harms associated with opioid use and delivers pharmacotherapy and associated services to opioid dependent patients.
There are two types of authorisation:
- To prescribe methadone or buprenorphine under the new NSW Opioid Treatment Plan.
- For temporary interstate transfer to NSW Opioid Treatment Plan.
Please note that there are rules and guidelines that must be adhered to as part of this authorisation process.