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Georgia legalizes "Needle Exchange" Programs

Posted by Sean A. Black | Jun 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faced with a public health crisis in the form of an uptick in AIDS and other blood transmitted diseases, Georgia has finally seen the light when it comes to needles.  Since treatment of these diseases is very expensive and often falls on state public health programs, it makes sense to look at less expensive programs that reduce the transmission rate of these diseases.  Syringe services programs, needle exchanges, are made civilly and criminally immune from action for distributing needles and other injection supplies.

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Sean A. Black

Sean A. Black is a 1992 graduate of the Emory University School of Law. He has been in private practice in Toccoa, Georgia since June 1, 1992.


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