Prescription privileges for postgraduates

Prescriptions for the controlled medications specified in the Controlled Prescription Program must be written on the duplicate prescription pad specially developed for this purpose.

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Applying for prescribing privileges 2021 onwards

Residents registering for licensure with the College (in July) can apply for prescribing privileges before starting their program.

By attesting through the online registration and licensure application, the College does not require the sign-off of the dean or their designate, or the program. This expedited process ensures all new residents have prescribing privileges upon entry into a UBC training program.

Prescribing medication including methadone for opioid use disorder

Postgraduate residents who are allowed to prescribe medication will receive a duplicate prescription pad that includes their printed name and CPSID. The supervising physician's name is still required on the script when prescribing to a patient.

All physicians, including residents, must complete the appropriate training to prescribe methadone for opioid use disorder; the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) or an equivalent fellowship.

Applying for prescription privileges for those who registered before July 2021

Program administrators on the behalf of their trainees and existing postgraduate residents can submit requests to the UBC Postgraduate Medical Education dean’s office.

The dean’s office will review and forward the request to the College for processing.

Request for resident prescription privileges

Request for postgraduate fellow prescription privileges

Request for postgraduate trainee prescription privileges

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