You will require this authority if you intend to prescribe opiods to patients. There are two types of authorisation:
- Authorisation to enrol a patient in the chemical opioid treatment program (e.g. methadone, buprenorphine and buprenorphine-naloxone)
- Authorisation to supply a patient with take home naloxone.
Take home naloxone can be supplied by an appropriatly trained healthworker (e.g. registered nurse, Aboriginal health practitioner, social worker) but only medical doctors, psychiatrist or pharmacists can enrol a patient in an opiod treatment program.
Please note that there are rules and guidelines that must be adhered to as part of this authorisation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.