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.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 14 January 2011.
Public Consultation Draft - Consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use (VSU) (948KB PDF)
Appendices - Draft consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use (VSU) (819KB PDF)
How to make a submission:
A submission form must accompany all submissions.
Please ensure the form is completed and attached to the submission. Submissions that do not have this form will not be accepted.
Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. If this is not possible, please make your submission in writing (preferably typed or word processed) or on audio tape and post to:
VSU Guideline Development Team
NHMRC - National Institute of Clinical Studies
GPO Box 4530
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.
Further information can be obtained by calling Amy Goodwin or Emma Lourey on 03 8866 0431 or by emailing email@example.com