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Can I provide a methadone prescription to patients with chronic pain or palliative conditions?

Posted June 4, 2020

The OAT Initiation Approval is specific to the treatment of OUD only.

An approval to provide methadone for analgesia (chronic pain or palliative conditions) is no longer required. You may provide this prescription with TPP Alberta privileges. It is expected that methadone used in these situations will be provided in accordance with current guidelines, recommendations and best practices. If you are looking to refresh or improve your knowledge on methadone for analgesia, please visit