Starting on February 15, 2023, Manitoba physicians will no longer require special status to prescribe M3P (Manitoba Prescribing Practices Program) medications. This means that pharmacists will only need to check the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM) registered members list to confirm the following information before dispensing M3P medications:
- The physician does not have any formal prescribing restrictions
- The physician is authorized to prescribe methadone and/or suboxone, when applicable
Prescribing restrictions will be listed as “formal prescribing restriction, refer to page one” in the prescribing column of the CSPM registered members list located on your Pharmacy Portal. You will no longer see an “M3P” notation in the prescriber column.
To prescribe M3P medications, Manitoba physicians must
- Hold a CPSM Certificate of Practice.
- Be free from formal prescribing restrictions.
- Have the knowledge, skills, and clinical judgement to prescribe M3P medications safely.
Please note that all other professional practice and documentation requirements of M3P will stay the same.
Should you have any questions regarding this update or other prescribing issues, please contact email@example.com.