Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Approval of Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid 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 Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid Treatment Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 on 30 March 2015 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 9 April 2015, Issue No. 36, Notice No. 2015-go2071); and
  2. specify the Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid 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. Pitman House
      50 Carrington Road
      Port Chevalier
      Auckland 1025

    2. 1 Trading Place
      Henderson
      Waitakere
      Auckland 0612

    3. 44 Taharoto Road
      Takapuna
      North Shore City
      Auckland 0622

    4. Building 4
      17 Lambie Drive
      Papatoetoe
      Auckland 2104; and

  3. pursuant to section 24(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, specify Dr Emma Louise Schwarcz, as a medical practitioner, who may:
    1. prescribe, administer and supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence as the lead clinician for Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid 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 Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid 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 Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid 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 Community Alcohol and Drug Services Auckland Opioid 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.