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Draft consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use (VSU)

Closed on Friday, 14 January 2011, 12:00am (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Comments are being invited on the Draft consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use (VSU). 

The purpose of this guideline is to provide practical recommendations to assist health professionals to identify, assess and treat people who use volatile substances.

The draft guideline was developed by a 16 member multidisciplinary guideline development committee, chaired by Dr Tamara Mackean, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health and member of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisory Committee. The Committee includes representatives from key medical and social disciplines associated with the management of VSU and consumer groups.

The development of this guideline was supported by NHMRC staff at the National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) and funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

All submissions will be considered by the NHMRC and the VSU Guideline Development Committee at the end of the public consultation period.

Submissions may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Consultation documents
Consultation date

Please note the Timezone is AEDT.

Closing date: 
Friday, 14 January 2011 (All day)
Contact for further information

Further information can be obtained by calling Amy Goodwin or Emma Lourey on 03 8866 0431 or by emailing vsu@nhmrc.gov.au

Public submissions

Page reviewed: 11 February, 2014