Application to Prescribe Under Supervision in a Public Drug and Alcohol Clinical Setting
If you are a current medical practitioner under supervision in a public drug and alcohol treatment setting you can apply for approval* to prescribe opioid pharmacotherapies under supervision within your workplace, and prior to applying for accreditation as a medical practitioner.
Medical practitioners in NSW who are about to commence or have recently commenced in a drug and alcohol clinical role under supervision (e.g., as a registrar, trainee or other medical officer) at a public drug and alcohol service are eligible to complete this form.
This form is used solely for the purposes of applying for approval* to prescribe opioid pharmacotherapies for the treatment of opioid dependence whilst under supervision at a public drug and alcohol service only.
If approved, this application will allow the applicant to prescribe opioid pharmacotherapies for up to 125 patients while under supervised training.
*Terminology has been updated from ‘authorities’ to ‘approvals’ to distinguish it from Commonwealth PBS authorities. In SafeScript NSW, an approval is a reference to an authority issued under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966.