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HB 1438 - Authorizes Counties or Municipalities to Approve Syringe Exchange Programs - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Counties or Municipalities to Approve Syringe Exchange Programs

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Counties or Municipalities to Approve Syringe Exchange Programs

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes counties to approve the operation of a syringe exchange program without going through the state.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes counties or municipalities to approve the operation of a syringe exchange program without going through the state so long as the following criteria are met (Sec. 2):

    • There is an epidemic of hepatitis C or HIV

    • The primary mode of transmission of hepatitis C or HIV in the county is through intravenous drug use; and

    • A syringe exchange program is medically appropriate as part of a comprehensive public health response.

  • Allows programs to be renewed for no longer than two years (Sec. 5).

  • Requires programs to keep a sufficient quantity of overdose intervention drugs in stock to administer when needed (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the state health commissioner to receive written notice when a program is renewed, expired, or terminated or if the qualified entity operating the program changes (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (-) -

Title: Authorizes Counties or Municipalities to Approve Syringe Exchange Programs

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes counties to approve the operation of a syringe exchange program without going through the state.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes counties or municipalities to approve the operation of a syringe exchange program without going through the state so long as the following criteria are met (Sec. 2):

    • There is an epidemic of hepatitis C or HIV

    • The primary mode of transmission of hepatitis C or HIV in the county is through intravenous drug use; and

    • A syringe exchange program is medically appropriate as part of a comprehensive public health response.

  • Allows programs to be renewed for no longer than two years (Sec. 5).

  • Requires programs to keep a sufficient quantity of overdose intervention drugs in stock to administer when needed (Sec. 3).

  • Requires the state health commissioner to receive written notice when a program is renewed, expired, or terminated or if the qualified entity operating the program changes (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Counties or Municipalities to Approve Syringe Exchange Programs

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