Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service and Medical Practitioner to Provide Substitution Treatment Under Section 24 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

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

  1. revoke the approval of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 on 7 October 2016 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 2 February 2017, Issue No. 11, Notice No. 2017-go424); and
  2. specify the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service as a service that may provide treatment with controlled drugs for people who are dependent on controlled drugs, pursuant to section 24(7)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, at the following places:
    1. Napier Health Centre
      76 Wellesley Road
      Napier 4110

    2. Hawke’s Bay Hospital
      Omahu Road
      Hastings 4175; and

  3. 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 Sohail Sheikh, as a medical practitioner, who may:
    1. prescribe, administer and supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence, as the lead clinician for Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service;
    2. authorise in writing service/clinic medical practitioners as specified under section 24(2)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 to:
      1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence:
      2. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service as specified under section 24(2)(d) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975; and
    3. authorise in writing general practitioners receiving clients from Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service as specified under section 24(2)(d) 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 Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Opioid Substitution Treatment Service.
  2. This approval expires on 31 December 2020.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of December 2017.

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