Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of the South Canterbury Alcohol and Other Drugs Service and 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 Timaru Opioid Substitution Treatment Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24A(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 made on 5 March 2020 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 6 March 2020, Notice No. 2020-go1076); and
  2. Specify the South Canterbury Alcohol and Other Drugs 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 place:

    Timaru Hospital
    Kensington Centre
    Queen Street
    Timaru 7910.

  3. Pursuant to section 24A(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, specify that Dr Cecilia Smith-Hamel, as a medical practitioner, may:
    1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence as the lead clinician for the South Canterbury Alcohol and Other Drugs 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 the South Canterbury Alcohol and Other Drugs 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 the South Canterbury Alcohol and Other Drugs 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 the South Canterbury Alcohol and Other Drugs Service.
  2. This approval expires on 31 December 2022.

Dated at Wellington this 11th day of December 2020.

Dr JOHN CRAWSHAW, Director of Mental Health, Mental Health and Addictions.