for the Purpose of Treating People With
Pursuant to section 24 (5) (a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, David George Chaplow, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, specify that:
Dr Jonathan Andrew Dowling Whitty, Ferry Road Medical Centre, 276 Ferry Road, Christchurch
is a medical practitioner who may prescribe, administer, or supply controlled drugs for the purposes of that section, with the following conditions:
(a) Dr Whitty'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 Whitty's practice who have been assessed
as requiring methadone treatment for opioid dependence by a gazetted methadone service; and
(c) Dr Whitty's authorisation of other medical practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs for
the treatment of opioid dependence is limited to designated locums working in his practice. Those medical practitioners authorised by Dr Whitty
may only prescribe controlled drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence to patients registered at Dr Whitty's practice and may only do so with
Dr Whitty's written permission.
Dated at Wellington this 24th day of July 2002.
DR DAVID CHAPLOW, Director of Mental Health.