Why we screen for drug and alcohol use
We use drug and alcohol screening to monitor registered health practitioners and students where there is a history of, or concerns about substance or alcohol misuse or dependence. Negative screening results are an effective way to know that practitioners are not affected by substances or alcohol and can continue safely in practice or training. If you have a condition on your registration that requires you to undergo drug or alcohol screening, this page contains all the information you will need to comply with these conditions.
Please note, these policies apply from 1 August 2018.
Participant procedure: Drug screening
Participant procedure: breath-testing for alcohol
Supervisor procedure: breath-testing for alcohol
Particpant procedure: EtG screening
Participant procedure: CDT screening
Forms for screening:
Collection centre nomination form
Start breath-testing for alcohol form
Breath-testing supervisor nomination form
Fact sheets for participants:
Click here for a list of centres across NSW and the ACT or visit the AHPRA Collection Centres page which includes centres across Australia.
Please note, the list of centres applies from 22 January 2020.