Pursuant to section 24 (5) (a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, Dr David George Chaplow, acting under the delegated authority of the Minister of Health, hereby approve
Dr Mark Britten Winter, medical practitioner at Harewood Road Medical Centre, 171 Harewood Road, Christchurch
as a medical practitioner who may prescribe, administer, or supply controlled drugs for the purposes of that section, subject to the following specific conditions:
1. Prescription of controlled drugs is limited to the drug methadone;
2. prescription of methadone may only be made to patients registered at Dr Winter's practice who have been assessed by a gazetted methadone service; and
3. only designated locums working in Dr Winter's practice, but no other medical practitioners, may prescribe methadone to Dr Winter's patients with
Dr Winter's permission in writing.
Dated at Wellington this 1st day of October 2001.
DR DAVID CHAPLOW, Director of Mental Health.