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Laws under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) have changed.

As of May 19, 2018, NPs are authorized to prescribe methadone and diacetylmorphine (heroin) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).                                                                                              

Read our Q&As to learn more about how this new authority affects nursing practice and what expectations NPs need to meet.

Page last reviewed May 19, 2018