Needle Exchange Approved, but only Certain Sites may be Exchange Sites

SB 366 expands the Miami-Dade pilot program to exchange used syringes for clean ones on a one-to-one basis, and offers HIV testing and referrals for drug treatment or other health care. In order for a new location to be opened, the county commission must adopt a county ordinance and have a Letter of Agreement by the local health department stating that they will seek their guidance. Additionally, the only entities eligible as safe exchange sites are: health care clinics, medical schools with accreditation, non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization, and addictions receiving facilities.