June 04, 2018   | Posted in: Announcements, College News

New Prescribing Methadone practice standard

To ensure that physicians in British Columbia continue to prescribe methadone in a safe and effective manner following the recent elimination of section 56(1) in federal policy, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has finalized a new practice standard titled Prescribing Methadone. This standard, released on June 4, 2018, can be found under the standards and guidelines section of the College website.

The benefits of consulting the profession at large to gain feedback on this standard is well recognized by the College, and a consultation to assess how the Prescribing Methadone standard has been working in practice is planned for September 2018.