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Misuse of Drugs.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Ceisteanna (121)

Catherine Byrne

Ceist:

120 Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Health and Children her views on the need for protocols governing the administering of methadone to persons in Garda custody; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12103/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

The Misuse of Drugs (Supervision of Prescription and Supply of Methadone) Regulations 1998 set out specific requirements for the prescribing and dispensing of methadone, the keeping of records, the maintenance of a central treatment list of patients treated with methadone and certain exemptions from the protocol where methadone is used in hospitals or for the treatment of conditions other than opiate dependence.  The position in relation to the administration of methadone to persons in Garda custody will be reviewed as part of a forthcoming review of the Regulations.

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