Reducing HIV & HCV. Preventing Drug Overdose

Syringe Exchange Laws

State Law:

In 2006, AB 547 authorized cities and countries to have clean needle and syringe exchange programs(SEPs) upon the action of local authorities.

Local Law:

As of July 2006, San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized two measures to allow easier access to new syringes. A syringe exchange will be established in the city of San Luis Obispo, allowing for one for one exchange of syringes and pharmacies will be allowed to sell syringes without a perscription.

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