Prescribing methadone is complex and requires appropriate training

Prescribing methadone to a patient is very complex and as such, registrants who do so must familiarize themselves with the Prescribing Methadone standard, which was developed by the College with experts in the field. Registrants must have appropriate education and training to provide methadone prescriptions. 

A consultation on the Prescribing Methadone standard is planned for September 2018. This consultation will help the College assess the new standard’s utility in practice. 

For more information on methadone, visit the methadone page on the College website.