Pursuant to section 24 (7) (a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, David George Chaplow, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, specify that
Dr Kim Maree Lawson, Promed Edgeware Doctors,
57 Edgeware 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) The prescription of controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence is limited to patients registered at Dr Lawson's practice who have been assessed as requiring substitution treatment for opioid dependence by a gazetted opioid substitution treatment service; and
(b) Dr Lawson'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 Lawson
may only prescribe controlled drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence to patients registered at
Dr Lawson's practice, and may only do so
with Dr Lawson's written permission.
Dated at Wellington this 20th day of December 2004.
DR DAVID CHAPLOW, Director of Mental Health.