for the Purpose of Treating People With
Pursuant to section 24 (5) (a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, Dr David George Chaplow, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, specify that:
Dr Leigh Ann Hooper, 124 Clyde Road, Fendalton
is a medical practitioner who may prescribe, administer, or supply controlled drugs for the purposes of that section, with the following conditions:
(a) Dr Hooper's prescribing of controlled drugs for
the treatment of opioid dependence is limited to methadone;
(b) The prescription of methadone for the treatment
of dependence is limited to patients registered at
Dr Hooper's practice who have been assessed
as requiring methadone treatment for opioid dependence by a gazetted methadone service; and
(c) Dr Hooper's authorisation of other medical practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs for
the treatment of opioid dependence is limited to designated locums working in her practice. Those medical practitioners authorised by Dr Hooper
may only prescribe controlled drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence to patients registered at Dr Hooper's practice and may only do so with
Dr Hooper's written permission.
Dated at Wellington this 6th day of June 2002.
DR DAVID CHAPLOW, Director of Mental Health.