- Substance Use
Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP)
This program is geared towards opioid agonist treatment prescribers, including both physicians and nurse practitioners, however, all health care providers (e.g., nurses, pharmacists, social worker, counsellors, etc.) can benefit from the online education modules. Completing this course is the first step in the authorization process for those wishing to prescribe opioid agonist treatments (OAT) for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The full program will take learners 8-10 hours to complete and is free and CME accredited. Learners may also choose to take the buprenorphine/naloxone stream which takes 4-6 hours to complete. This course must be completed before methadone prescription pads can be issued to new OAT prescribers.