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Opioid Replacement Treatment (ORT)

Physicians are no longer required to obtain a Health Canada exemption for prescribing Methadone. The College has retired the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Handbook and no longer maintains a list of Methadone prescribers.

As with other change in scope, if a physician wishes to begin providing ORT, the College expects the physician to complete the appropriate training and will maintain the required knowledge, skills, and experience to provide ORT.  Please refer to the College‚Äôs Currency of Practice and Guidance for Physicians Contemplating a Change in Clinical Scope of Practice.