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
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Current Bill Summary

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).