Application forms for NSW authorisation to prescribe Schedule 8 (S8) drugs are listed below. Note that forms may be updated from time to time.

Information on legal requirements for an authority to prescribe drugs of addiction in NSW are available on this website.

Pain management

To apply for authorsation to prescribe a Schedule 8 opioid (e.g. oxycodone, morphine or fentanyl) or another S8 drug for the management of pain in a patient, complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe a Schedule 8 Drug - Pain Management.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in a child or adolescent

To apply for authorisation to prescribe a psychostimulant (dexamfetamine, lisdexafetamine or methlyphenidate) for the management of ADHD in a child or adolescent patient, complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe a Psychostimulant for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in a Child or Adolescent.

To apply for authorisation to prescribe a high dose psychostimulant for the management of ADHD in a chlid or adolescent, complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe a Psychostimulant in a High Dose for the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in a Child or Adolescent.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in an adult

To apply for authorisation to prescribe a psychostimulant (dexamfetamine, lisdexafetamine or methylphenidate) for the management of ADHD in an adult patient, complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe a Schedule 8 Drug - Psychostimulant.

Psychostimulant for treatment of a diagnosis other than ADHD

To apply for authorisation to prescribe a psychostimulant for the management of a diagnosis other than ADHD in an adult or a child patient, complete the form:
 
 

Alprazolam and flunitrazepam

To apply for authorisation to prescribe alprazolam or flunitrazepam, complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe a Schedule 8 Drug - Alprazolam or Flunitrazepam.

NSW Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)

Forms associated with the NSW Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) are PDF interactive and can be completed electronically before printing and faxing to the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit.

Applications for authority to prescribe methadone or buprenorphine under the NSW OTP are to be made using one form (rather than a separate form for each drug). To apply for authorisation complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe Methadone or Buprenorphine under the NSW Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).

Interstate prescribers who wish to temporarily transfer a patient to the NSW OTP are required to complete the form:

 Application for Temporary Interstate Transfer to NSW Opioid Treatment Program.

To exit a person from the NSW OTP complete the form:

 Exit from Methadone or Buprenorphine Treatment under the NSW Opioid Treatment Program.

Certain restricted substances

To apply for authorisation to prescribe the certain restricted substances (acitretin, clomiphene, cyclofenil, dinoprost, dinoprostone, etretinate, follitropin beta, hydroxychoroquine, isotretinoin for oral use, luteinising hormone, tretinoin for oral use, urofollitrophin (human follicle stimulating hormone)) complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe Certain Restricted Substances.

Unregistered or (pharmacy) extemporaneously-compounded S8 product

To apply for authorisation to prescribe or supply an extemporaneously-compounded Schedule 8 product or an unregistered S8 medicine (other than a cannabis medicine), complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe an Unregistered or (Pharmacy) Extemporaneously-Compounded Schedule 8 Product for Human Therapeutic Use.

Cannabis medicines 

To apply for authorisation to prescribe or supply a cannabis-based product for therapeutic use complete the form:

 Application for Authority to Prescribe and Supply a Schedule 8 Cannabis Medicine for Human Therapeutic Use.

Page Updated: Tuesday 19 May 2020
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