A GP can authorise an agent to collect OST on behalf of a patient in extraordinary circumstances where the patient is unable to attend the pharmacy e.g. when they are house-bound due to illness. Circumstances necessitating the authorization of an agent must be verified with the patient and the agent.
Authorization of an agent is limited to a maximum of 3 doses of methadone or Bup/nal dispensing.
Authorization must be made in writing and faxed to the appropriate pharmacy and include:
The authorised agent must provide suitable identification.
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