SB 0166 Establishes a Needle Exchange Program within the Department of Health
LR Number:0278S.01I Fiscal Note:0278-01
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:01/21/03 - Second Read and Referred S Aging, Families & Mental & Journal page:S106
Public Health Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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Current Bill Summary

SB 166 - This act establishes a Needle Exchange Program within the Department of Health. The Needle Exchange Program will attempt to reduce HIV transmission associated with drug use 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 764 (2002).