Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service and Medical Practitioner to Provide Substitution Treatment Under Section 24 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

Acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, I, John Crawshaw:

  1. revoke the approval of the Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 on 14 August 2014 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 21 August 2014, No. 96, page 2723); and
  2. specify the Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service as a service that may provide treatment with controlled drugs for people who are dependent on controlled drugs, pursuant to section 24(7)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, at the following places:
    1. Kaitaia Community Mental Health & Addiction Service
      Kaitaia Hospital
      Redan Road
      Kaitaia 0410

    2. Bream Bay Medical Centre
      Shop 22
      Ruakaka Town Centre
      Marsden Point Road
      Ruakaka 0116

    3. Mid North Community Mental Health & Addiction Service
      4 Station Road
      Kaikohe 0405

    4. Te Roopu Kimiora
      1956 State Highway 1
      Kaiwaka 0573

    5. Community Mental Health & Mental Health Service
      North Team
      5 Three Mile Bush Road
      Kamo
      Whangarei 0185

    6. Kerikeri Community Mental Health & Addiction Service
      310 Kerikeri Road
      Kerikeri 0230

    7. Onerahi Plunket Room
      159 Onerahi Road
      Onerahi
      Whangarei 0110

    8. Dargaville Hospital
      Awakino Road
      Dargaville 0310; and

  3. pursuant to section 24(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, specify Dr Charles Alistair Scott Dunn, as a medical practitioner, who may:
    1. prescribe, administer and supply controlled drugs for dependence treatment, as the lead clinician for Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service;
    2. authorise in writing service/clinic medical practitioners as specified under section 24(2)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 to:
      1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence:
      2. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service as specified under section 24(2)(d) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975; and
    3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service as specified under section 24(2)(d) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.

Conditions

  1. Controlled drugs may only be prescribed, administered or supplied to people who are or have been clients of Northland District Health Board Opiate Substitution Treatment Service.
  2. This approval expires on 31 December 2020.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of December 2017.

Dr JOHN CRAWSHAW, Director of Mental Health, Director of Addiction Services, Ministry of Health.