Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Criteria for Carry Doses

1. The client is clinically stable based on:

  • elimination of drug and alcohol use based on urine toxicology screens;
  • stable methadone dose;
  • emotional stability;
  • stable housing, employment and/or a stable support system in place; and
  • adherence to the methadone treatment agreement and program policies.

2. The client had been on methadone for a minimum of two months.

3. The client is able to safely store their methadone in a locked box.

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