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.

How to Complete this Form?

When completing this form, by clicking the above application button, you will be required to upload a current curriculum vitae (CV) and provide details relevant to you and your role at a public drug and alcohol service within NSW, including clinic location, supervisor details, and duration of your supervision.

Applications may take up to three business days to be processed, and both you and your nominated supervisor(s) will receive be notified by email regarding the application outcome.

You are also encouraged to complete the Opioid Treatment Accreditation Course (OTAC), which serves as a statewide education program around opioid treatment pharmacotherapies, and applying for accreditation to prescribe opioid pharmacotherapies (i.e. not under supervision in a limited workplace capacity, which is the purpose of this form).

*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.