Substance Addiction Bill

Monday, 21 March 2016, 9:55 am
Press Release: Office of the Clerk

Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill

Have your say on the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill. This bill will replace the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966, and will enable people who are considered to have a severe substance addiction and do not have the capacity to participate in treatment, to receive compulsory assessment and treatment.

A copy of the bill can be viewed online here at The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 27 April 2016.

Submissions should be forwarded by the due date, either online here using our website ( or in writing to the address below. If you wish to appear before the committee, state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at 04 817 9520.

Address for correspondence: Health Committee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160.