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 Health Addictions Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24A(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 made on 16 December 2020 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 16 December 2020, Notice No. 2020-go5786); and
  2. Specify the Nelson Marlborough Addiction 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:

    Nelson Addictions Service
    Braemar Campus
    Nelson Hospital
    Nelson 7010; and

    Blenheim Addictions Service
    Wairau Hospital
    31 Hospital Road
    Blenheim 7201; and

    Golden Bay Outreach
    34 Motupipi Street
    Takaka 7110; and

    Motueka Mental Health & Addictions
    18 Tudor Street
    Motueka 7120; and

    Nelson Addictions Service
    31 Pascoe Street
    Tahunanui
    Nelson 7011.

  3. Pursuant to section 24A(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, specify that Dr Caleb McCullough, as a medical practitioner, may:
    1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence as the lead clinician for the Nelson Marlborough Addiction 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 Nelson Marlborough Addiction 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 Nelson Marlborough Addiction 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 Nelson Marlborough Addiction Service.
  2. This approval expires on 31 December 2023.

Dated at Wellington this 20th day of January 2022.

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