You are required to comply with this code when prescribing Schedule 8 medicines in Western Australia. If you are an authorised prescriber of Schedule 8 medicines, you may prescribe opioids for the treatment of pain without acquiring individual authorisation, so long as prescribing is in accordance with
the code. Prescribing Schedule 8 benzodiazepines or any Schedule 8 opioid treatment that meets any
of the criteria set out in Section 2.5.1 of the code requires prior
authorisation for each patient.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.