Methadone Maintenence Support Program (MMSP)

physicians reviewing electronic recordsThe Methadone Maintenance Support Program (MMSP) is a peer-review initiative of the College and the Atlantic Mentor Network for Pain and Addiction.

The Methadone Maintenance Support Program (MMSP) aims to:

  • improve the quality of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for opioid use disorder in Nova Scotia;
  • provide a resource and support for MMT prescribers; and
  • provide the public with assurance that MMT prescribers are following standards and guidelines set out in the College's Methadone Maintenance Treatment Handbook.

Participation in MMSP is necessary for the College to support MMT prescribers' exemption to prescribe MMT for opioid use disorder. Typically, this occurs once every 3 years.

MMSP Review Process

The review process is overseen by a committee with public and expert representation. The review is for the benefit of the MMT prescriber only. Like all peer review initiatives, the identities of MMT prescribers who undergo the review are not made known to the College and review reports are privileged.   

The MMSP is funded by the provincial government.