Please note there is currently a Public Health Emergency Order in place where Schedule 8 permits are not required for non-drug dependent patients, as long as the prescriber checks SafeScript before prescribing. S8 permit applications for non-drug dependent patients will not be processed for the duration of this Order. Click here for more information This form is for prescribers who need to apply for a permit to prescribe Schedule 8 drugs. Do not use this form if you are a prescriber applying for a permit to treat an opioid dependent person with opioid replacement therapy. Use Application for a permit to treat a patient with opioid replacement therapy
If you have reason to believe your patient to be drug dependent and therefore still require a permit, please complete this application and indicate this clearly on it so that it will be processed.
You are reminded that you must take all reasonable steps to check SafeScript
prior to prescribing monitored medicines. In addition, the SafeScript portal will also provide you with the status of your permit application(s). Correspondence sent to you regarding your permit application(s) can be viewed or printed directly from this portal. Note
: Once you have completed and submitted this form, you will receive a confirmation email
that your completed form has been received by the department, as well as a PDF of your completed form for your records.
To save time filling out the form in the future, please tick the checkbox at the end of the form to confirm that you want to save your Prescriber Details on this computer
. Future use of this form on this computer will automatically populate with your Prescriber Details.