MMT Standards and Guidelines came into force on May 1, 2013.

The aim of the new MMT Standards and Guidelines is to reduce risk of methadone-related adverse events in our Province, for both patients and the public.

The document introduces standards for methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) that reflect experience in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. The new standards and guidelines are generally consistent with similar standards and guidelines issued by the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario and Nova Scotia for MMT, with some changes made to better address conditions in this Province.

The College acknowledges the co-operation and assistance of the Department of Health and Community Services, the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board, and the MMT physicians in the province in the develoment of the MMT Standards and Guidelines.