Maine Revised Statutes

§1341. Hypodermic apparatus exchange programs

1. Certification of programs.  The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention may certify hypodermic apparatus exchange programs that meet the requirements established by rule under subsection 2.
A. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention may not limit the number of hypodermic apparatuses provided by the programs to participants. [2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
B. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention may not limit the number of hypodermic apparatuses that participants served by the programs may legally possess, transport or exchange. [2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Rules.  The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention shall adopt rules pursuant to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act establishing requirements for hypodermic apparatus exchange programs. The rules must include but are not limited to:
A. Procedures for the safe disposal of hypodermic apparatuses; [1997, c. 340, §3 (NEW).]
B. Tracking the number of hypodermic apparatuses distributed and collected; [2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (AMD).]
C. Drug abuse prevention and treatment education; and [2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (AMD).]
D. Measures to discourage the utilization of used hypodermic apparatuses. [2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
Rules adopted or amended pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ 2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (AMD) .]
3. Reports.  The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention shall report to the joint standing committees of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters and health and human services matters by January 15, 1999 and annually thereafter on hypodermic apparatus exchange programs certified under this section. The report must include but is not limited to: the number, location and operators of hypodermic apparatus exchange programs; data on hypodermic apparatuses distributed and collected; and the number of persons served by the programs.
[ 2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1997, c. 340, §3 (NEW). 2007, c. 346, Pt. A, §1 (AMD).

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