Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Policy and Clinical Practice Standards

The Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program, Policy and Clinical Practice Standards was publicly released on Monday 27 August 2012 by the Minister for Health.

The Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program, Policy and Clinical Practice Standards provide a contemporary best practice framework for the delivery of opioid pharmacotherapy treatment for opioid dependence in Tasmania.

The key principles and clinical practices described in this document are designed to ensure that individuals affected by opioid dependence receive high quality, safe and effective treatment that will provide them with an opportunity to improve the quality of their lives.

 

Final document now available here

Download a copy of the Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program, Policy and Clinical Practice Standards here:

Front Cover - Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program, Policy and Clinical Practice Standards

  

 

External Appraisal and Feedback

An External Appraisal and Feedback Amendments Summary Report has been prepared to accompany the Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program, Policy and Clinical Practice Standards.

The Amendments Summary report contains a section by section record of all the comments and feedback received as part of the external appraisal and feedback process undertaken in October 2011, which has in large been adopted.  The report also details rationale for the incorporation and adoption/non adoption of the feedback received.

External Appraisal and Feedback Amendments Summary - May 2012

The Alcohol and Drug Service would like to thank all who participated in the external appraisal and feedback process and who have supported the development of the policy and clinical practice standards.

If you have any questions please email adstopp@dhhs.tas.gov.au or call the Alcohol and Drug Service on 1300 139 641.

 

Background Documents

A copy of the Draft Tasmanian Opioid Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Practice Standards released in October 2011 can be downloaded here.

In addition accompanying summary documents from the external appraisal and feedback process undertaken in October 2011 are: 

External Appraisal and Feedback Report

External Appraisal and Feedback Summary Guide

Variations Summary: Variations from current National policy and clinical practice guidelines