Applying to be a Maintenance Prescriber for OUD Drug Therapeutics and/or Methadone for Pain Management

This section is for NPs seeking authorization to become a maintenance prescriber for OUD drug therapeutics and/or methadone for pain management to clients who are stable on therapy initiated by an approved prescriber.

Requirements for Approval

Applying for OUD Drug Therapeutics

Before applying to the CRNS for approval to prescribe OUD drug therapeutics, you must have completed:

a) one of the following OUD educational courses:

b) Completed at least 16 hours of practicum with another OUD drug therapeutics initiating provider.

Applying for Methadone for Pain Management

Before applying to the CRNS for approval to prescribe methadone for pain management, you must have completed:

a) the following methadone for pain management course:

b) a one-day internship with an approved methadone initiating prescriber.

Application Approval Process

Complete the following documents and email to OUD@crns.ca:

  1. NP Practice Assessment-Maintenance Prescriber for OUD Drug Therapeutics and/or Methadone for Pain Management.
  2. NP Undertaking-Prescribing OUD Drug Therapeutics and/or Methadone for Pain Management.
  3. NP Maintenance Prescriber Application-OUD Drug Therapeutics and/or Methadone for Pain Management.

Once your application has been approved, you will receive written confirmation by email of approval.

NP Surrender Prescribing Approval Process

An NP may surrender approval to prescribe OUD treatment and/or methadone for pain management. If you are no longer requiring approval to prescriber OUD treatment and/or methadone for pain, complete the NP Surrender Prescribing Approval form and email to regulation@crns.ca.

Requirements for approval are subject to bylaw and Council policy changes.

If you have questions, contact OUD@crns.ca

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