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Working With the New Substance Addiction Act - Online CPD

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Prof Kate Diesfeld 2018 Barry Wilson Judge Recordon
Professor Kate Diesfeld
Auckland University of Technology
Barry Wilson
His Honour Judge P J Recordon
Manukau District Court

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

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  • $149 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $179 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 90 minutes

The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 (SACAT) comes into force on 21 February 2018. The Act establishes a regime for compulsory assessment and treatment of people with severe substance addictions whose capacity to consent to treatment for that addiction is severely impaired in order to restore capacity to the point where a patient can undertake voluntary treatment. SACAT replaces the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Act 1966.

The presenters will explain the criteria for compulsory treatment and severe substance addiction, and take you through a step-by-step breakdown of the new steps of assessment, treatment and judicial review.

Topics covered will include:

  • Principles of the Act
  • Criteria for compulsory treatment
  • The three processes
    – application
    – assessment
    – treatment
  • Powers and rights under the Act
  • How the new Act differs from the old Act.

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Learning objectives

After completing this module you will:

  • Understand the new statutory framework.
  • Appreciate challenges that may arise in practice.
  • Know where to access further information and resources.

Electronic Booklet 

Authors: Professor Kate Diesfeld, Barry Wilson, His Honour Judge P J Recordon
Published: 20 February 2018
Pages: 17


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PowerPoint Presentation

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