Midland Regional Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Legislation Implementation Workshops

From 21 February 2018, the new Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Legislation (SAL) will come into effect. The new legislation will replace the earlier Alcoholism and Addiction Act and will have a number of implications for providers within the Mental Health and Addictions field. Over several months, NGOs and DHBs from across the Midland Region have contributed to the development of a Model of Care for services to work with the legislation.

“In order to prepare for the implementation of the new legislation, the Midland Region Mental Health & Addictions Team would like to invite expressions of interest from local stakeholders to attend our SAL Implementation Workshops, in each Midland DHB area.” 

(Eseta Nonu-Reid, Director MRMH&A)

Following the MoH / Matua Raḵi presentation (Hamilton on 15 August 2017), the Midland workshops will follow a similar format, with a more bespoke approach to each area’s specific, local need.  The workshops will run for 2 - 2.5 hours, and will be open to 15 - 25 attendees from across the MH&A sector.

Important considerations for Workshop attendance:  In order to be able to participate fully in the workshops, we recommend that each participant undertake the Matua Raḵi SAL e-learning module. This can be found at: https://www.matuaraki.org.nz/initiatives/introduction-to-the-substance-addiction-compulsory-assessment-and-treatment-act-2017/183

If you are interested in attending a workshop click a link below and register in an area near you.