Ohio Report for Friday, July 31, 2015

County Health Boards Eye Needle Exchange Programs Under Expanded Authority In Budget Bill

Local authorities trying to respond to heroin abuse and related diseases will have the option of setting up needle exchange programs when a budget provision takes effect later this year.

A plan to authorize local needle exchange programs (HB92, 130th General Assembly) cleared the House last session with considerable opposition before coming to rest in a Senate committee.

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