Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of a Lead Clinician to Provide Opioid Substitution Treatment Under Section 24A of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

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

  1. Revoke the approval of the Nelson Marlborough Addictions Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24A(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 made on 10 December 2019 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 12 December 2019, Notice No. 2019-go5781); and
  2. Specify the Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service as a service that may provide treatment with controlled drugs for people who are dependent on controlled drugs, pursuant to section 24A(7)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, at the following places:

    31 Pascoe Street
    Tahunanui
    Nelson 7011

    31 Hospital Road
    Blenheim 7201

    18 Tudor Street
    Motueka 7120

    34 Motopipi Street
    Takaka 7110; and

  3. Pursuant to section 24A(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, specify that Dr Leon Nixon, as a medical practitioner, may:
    1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence as the lead clinician for Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service;
    2. authorise in writing service/clinic medical practitioners as specified under subsection 24A(2)(b) to:
      1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence;
      2. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service as specified under section 24A(2)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975; and
    3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service as specified under section 24A(2)(b) 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 Nelson Marlborough Health Addictions Service.
  2. This approval expires on 31 December 2020

Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of July 2020.

Dr JOHN CRAWSHAW, Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Mental Health & Addictions.