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Queensland Opioid Treatment Program

The Queensland Opioid Treatment Program (QOTP) began in 1977 and provides treatment for opioid dependence, including prescription opioids. The aim of treatment is to reduce the health, social and economic harms to individuals and the community. The Department of Health has administrative oversight of the program. Opioid treatment is available from public clinics and private prescribers in Queensland.

Prescribers and pharmacies

Private prescribers in the community are required to undergo training and approval from the Chief Executive before being able to prescribe treatment drugs to drug dependent persons. Community pharmacies are another key partner in the delivery of the opioid treatment and also require approval to become a dispensing pharmacy for opioid treatment. Over one third of Queensland pharmacies are now able to administer and supply approved drugs on the Queensland Opioid Treatment Program.

If you like to become a treatment provider or would like your pharmacy to become involved in delivering this important public health program, please contact us via email or phone 13 78 46.

Program information

  • Changes to admission and discharge (PDF 192 KB) – prescribers are no longer required to provide discharge and new admission form to advise of a change of treatment drug.  The patient will be considered as continuing on the program. 

Resources

Contacts

Queensland Opioid Treatment Program
Tel: 13 78 46
Fax: 07 3708 5431
Email: QOTP@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 7 July 2017