Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of Lakes Opioid Treatment Service and Clinician to Provide Substitution Treatment Under Section 24 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

Pursuant to section 24(7)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, I, John Crawshaw, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, specify Lakes Opioid Treatment Service as a service that may provide treatment with controlled drugs for people who are dependent on controlled drugs, at the following places:

Te Ngako Community Mental Health Services, 1144 Pukaki Street, Rotorua 3010

Ruia Te Hua Oranga, 38 Kotare Street, Taupo 3330

And, pursuant to section 24(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, acting under delegated authority from the Minister of Health, I specify Dr Cathal Cassidy, as a medical practitioner, may:

  1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence to controlled drugs as the lead clinician for Lakes Opioid Treatment Service;
  2. authorise in writing service/clinic medical practitioners as specified under subsection (2)(b) to:
    1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence;
    2. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Lakes Opioid Treatment Service as specified under subsection (2)(d); and
  3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Lakes Opioid Treatment Service as specified under subsection (2)(d).

Conditions

  1. Controlled drugs may only be prescribed, administered or supplied to people who are or have been clients of Lakes Opioid Treatment Service
  2. This approval expires on 22 June 2021.

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of June 2018.

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