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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 120 - Misuse of drugs [Methadone in custody] [12103/10]. (11 Mar 2010)

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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.

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): 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.
 
Vol. 704 No. 5  
Written Answers – Misuse of Drugs
Thursday, 11 March 2010

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