The use of H572M controlled drug prescription forms is restricted to prescribing methadone for patients under the authority conferred by Section 24(2) (d) Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (i.e. where BOPAS has authorised a prescriber for a specific patient). The form is not used for prescribing of methadone to other patients in other circumstances (e.g. pain relief for a non-BOPAS client); in these cases the general H572 controlled drug prescription is used.
H572 Prescription example:
These CD pads are requested 3-6 monthly by GPs based on their current number of authorised patients.
Orders are faxed to the Ministry of Health using the approved order form (refer to Forms section). On receipt of the pads, sign the enclosed verification of delivery form and fax to the Ministry of Health as soon as possible.
Ministry of Health contacts:
MedSafe Office - ph. 09 441-3670
These CD pads must be stored in a secure place as for other CD prescription pads. You are advised to keep the receipt for the pads as a record of the prescription pad numbers.
Theft of prescription forms:
If the prescription numbers are known, inform the Ministry of Health MedSafe office. If the prescription numbers are unknown, inform the Ministry of Health and request the prescription numbers of the pads recently sent to the practice. Inform the MOH MedSafe office of the numbers.
Ceasing to prescribe:
Notify the Ministry of Health that you no longer require these pads.
Receipt of excess pads:
Notify the Ministry of Health that you no longer require these pads. Destroy or return any unused pads to the Ministry of Health
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