Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of Otago Community Alcohol and Drug 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 Otago Community Alcohol and Drug Service (Otago CADS) as a service that may provide treatment with controlled drugs for people who are dependent on controlled drugs, at the following places:

Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Halfway Bush, Dunedin 9010.

Waitaki Community Mental Health, 2 Trent Street, Oamaru 9400.

Clutha Mental Health, 24 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230.

Dunstan Hospital, Hospital Street, Clyde 9391.

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 Michelle Kay MacDonald, 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 Otago CADS;
  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. to authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Otago CADS as specified under subsection (2)(d); and
  3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Otago CADS 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 Otago CADS or the Southland Drug and Alcohol and Specialist Service.
  2. This approval will take effect 1 October 2018.
  3. This approval expires on 31 December 2020.

Dated at Wellington this 27th day of September 2018.

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