Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

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

Southland Hospital, Kew Road, Invercargill 9812.

Gore Community Mental Health, 6 Irwell Street, Gore 9710.

Central Lakes Community Mental Health, 19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown.

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 Southland DASS;
    1. authorise in writing service/clinic medical practitioners as specified under subsection (2)(b) to:
    2. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence;
  2. to authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Southland DASS as specified under subsection (2)(d); and
  3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Southland DASS 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 Southland DASS or Otago Community Alcohol and Drug 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.