Matua Raḵi and Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

 

Matua Raḵi and Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

The SA(CAT) Act 2017 - video resources

The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 is new legislation that requires addiction practitioners working in statutory roles to develop new knowledge and skills.

Skills to carry out capacity assessments and provide mana enhancing care have been identified as being the greatest need.

These videos are edited highlights of specific training provided in these skills by the Ministry of Health and Matua Raḵi and complement online resources including e-learning and guidelines (see right).

Mana enhancing care – Terry Huriwai

The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 is unique in compulsory treatment legislation in that it includes mana enhancing care as a core feature of the care provided.

  • This video shows footage from an Authorised Officer training day. 
  • In the video Terry Huriwai, of Te Rau Matatini, describes and explores what mana enhancing care is and how it might be demonstrated when using the Act and in usual practice.
  • Through the video Terry discusses what contributes to being able to work in a culturally competent manner.
  • For more information go to Te Rau Matatini

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Capacity assessment: human rights and legislation - Alison Douglass

The inclusion of capacity assessment as a major criteria for use of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 is unique within current compulsory assessment and treatment legislation. However there is a substantial body of work that has informed the inclusion of the capacity assessment in the Act.

  • This video shows footage from an Approved Specialist/Responsible Clinician training day.
  • In the video Alison Douglass, an independent lawyer, explores the history and context of capacity assessment in this form from a legal and human rights perspective.
  • For more information go to Mental Capacity: Updating New Zealand's Law and Practice

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Carrying out a capacity assessment for the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 - Dr Greg Young

Capacity assessment is perhaps the most unfamiliar skill involved in the Act for most practitioners.

  • This video shows footage from an Approved Specialist/Responsible Clinician training day. 
  • In the video Dr Greg Young, of Capital & Coast District Health Board, discusses how to carry out a capacity assessment and the factors that can contribute to initiating, or not initiating, compulsory assessment and treatment based on a person’s ability (capacity) to make decisions about addiction treatment.

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