|SB 0163||Establishes a Needle Exchange Program within the Department of Health|
|LR Number:||0506S.01I||Fiscal Note:||0506-01|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||01/22/01 - Second Read and Referred S Public Health and Welfare||Journal page:||S124|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 163 - This act establishes a Needle Exchange Program within the Department of Health. The Program will attempt to reduce HIV transmission by providing sterile needles and will encourage participants to seek substance abuse counseling. The Department may legally possess and distribute hypodermic needles or syringes as part of the Program. All records associated with the Program will be closed.
This act is identical to SB 1083 (2000).