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West Virginia needle exchange program ruled on by a federal judge

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(WTRF)- A federal judge has denied the plaintiffs’ request for an injunction on Senate Bill 334 meaning new rules on needle exchange programs in West Virginia can now move forward.

The syringe exchange law requires syringe services programs to be licensed by the state Office of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification.

It also must offer HIV and STD screening, long-term birth control, and drug abuse treatment at every visit.

The law also stated that the only way to get a new needle is to return the old one

The bill was passed by West Virginia Legislature and signed by West Virginia Goveenor Jim justice this year.

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