Diacetylmorphine-assisted treatment is governed specifically by the Narcotics Act (NarcA; RS 812.121) and is subject to a federal licensing system.
Article 3e, paragraph 1 of the NarcA specifies that the prescription, dispensing and administration of narcotics for purposes of treating persons with an addiction requires a cantonal licence. For diacetylmorphine-assisted treatment, it is necessary to obtain a federal licence in addition to the licence issued by the canton. The federal licence is issued by the FOPH.
Types of licence issued by the FOPH
An FOPH licence is required by: