Board Bill No. 148 | Session 2019-2020

Piliot Syringe Services Progarm

An Ordinance recognizing the increasing public health threat of viral hepatitis, HIV, AIDS and other blood borne diseases as a result of the use of unsterile syringes and needles, accepting the evidence of harm reduction offered by Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) as well as their treatment benefits and, other laws to the contrary notwithstanding, authorizing the Director of the City of St. Louis Department of Health to establish a pilot Syringe Services Program in collaboration with a private sector organization and for the Director to issue standards, policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare as a part of this pilot Syringe Services Program; and containing emergency and severability clauses.

Legislative History

Overview

Session:2019-2020
Sponsor: Cara Spencer
Co-Sponsors: Christine Ingrassia
Annie Rice
Jesse Todd
Heather Navarro
Committee: Health and Human Services
Actions: 11/08/2019 First Reading

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