Methadone Program

Methadone Exemption

Methadone Exemptions are issued directly to physicians by Health Canada with the support of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta.

Methadone Exemption Requirements

New Application

  1. Complete the Health Canada application form.
    Note: The form asks for Licence(s)/ License(s) - please write your registration number here.
  2. Mail or fax a copy of signed Health Canada application form to:
    • Methadone Program
      College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
      Suite 2700 - 10020 100 Street
      Edmonton AB T5J 0N3
      Fax (780) 420-0651
    • Include a letter outlining your practice requirements; evidence of your education and training with methadone, if applicable.
    • Attach a letter of referral from the specialist or program who initiated and stabilized the patient(s) on methadone.
  3. The College will review your application and file and prepare a letter of support to Health Canada which the College will send to Health Canada on your behalf – the College will notify you when this occurs.
  4. You may begin prescribing methadone only upon receipt of formal approval from Health Canada.

Modify Existing Patient-Specific Exemption

Provide letter to:
  • Methadone Program
    College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
    Suite 2700 - 10020 100 Street
    Edmonton AB T5J 0N3
    Fax (780) 420-0651
  • In the letter outline the name of the patient to add or delete.
  • To add patients, attach a copy of a letter from the physician supporting your methadone prescribing for each.

Contact

1-800-561-3899 ext. 4944 (Alberta only)

methadoneinfo@cpsa.ab.ca