Clean Syringe Exchange Environmental Impact Report
The bill requires an agency or nonprofit organization operating a clean syringe exchange program to submit an annual environmental impact mitigation plan (plan) to its county or district board of health detailing:
- The number of syringes received from clean syringe exchange program participants in the previous calendar year;
- The number of syringes given to clean syringe exchange program participants in the previous calendar year;
- The agency's or nonprofit organization's plan to minimize the number of syringes near the clean syringe exchange program location that have not been disposed of safely; and
- The agency's or nonprofit organization's plan to minimize the environmental impacts of unsafe or improper syringe disposal.
The county or district must forward the plan to the department of public health and environment (department). The department must compile the information received from all county and district boards of health and report the information to the general assembly during the department's "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearing.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)