Alberta MMT Standards and Guidelines for Dependence

Category: Medical Practice
Under Review: No
Issued: December 2005
Reissued: January 3, 2014


The Alberta Methadone Maintenance Treatment Standards & Guidelines for Dependence guides physicians in the use of methadone to treat patients diagnosed with an Opioid Dependence Disorder (ODD).

Separating guidelines from the standards is not advisable as there are many contextual subtleties in the area of Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT). MMT Standards provide the minimum expectation of professional behaviour and ethical conduct expected of all physicians registered in Alberta.  MMT guidelines provide direction and recommendations for effectiveness and optimal care.

Alberta Methadone Maintenance Treatment Standards and Guidelines for Dependence

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The CPSA Standards of Practice are the minimum standards of professional behaviour and ethical conduct expected of all physicians registered in Alberta. Standards of practice are enforceable under the Health Professions Act and will be referenced in the management of complaints and in discipline hearings. About the CPSA Standards of Practice

Contact

For archived standards, policies and guidelines:
Chantelle.Brigden@cpsa.ab.ca