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 Lakes Opioid Treatment Service and medical practitioner issued pursuant to section 24A(7)(a), (b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 made on 17 December 2021 (as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 17 December 2021, Notice No. 2021-go5457); and
  2. Specify the Lakes Opioid Treatment 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:

    Te Ngako Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
    Level 2, Pukaki Centre
    1144 Pukaki Street
    Rotorua 3010; and

    Ruia Te Hua Oranga
    Southern Lakes Community Mental Health and Addictions Service
    Taupo Hospital
    38 Kotare Street
    Taupo 3330; and

    Te Utuhina Manaakitanga
    1154 Hinemoa Street
    Rotorua 3010.

  3. Pursuant to section 24A(7)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, specify that Dr Denise Greene, as a medical practitioner, may:
    1. prescribe, administer or supply controlled drugs for the treatment of dependence as the lead clinician for the Lakes Opioid Treatment 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 Lakes Opioid Treatment 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 Lakes Opioid Treatment 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 Lakes Opioid Treatment Service.
  2. This approval expires on 22 June 2023.

Dated at Wellington this 20th day of June 2022.

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