Modification and Partial Lifting of the Federal Ban on Funding of Syringe Exchange Programs, 2016

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"SEC. 520. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to purchase sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug: Provided, That such limitation does not apply to the use of funds for elements of a program other than making such purchases if the relevant State or local health department, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, determines that the State or local jurisdiction, as applicable, is experiencing, or is at risk for, a significant increase in hepatitis infections or an HIV outbreak due to injection drug use, and such program is operating in accordance with State and local law."

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HR2029, "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016," Passed by 114th Congress and Signed Into Law on December 18, 2015.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/...
https://www.congress.gov/114/b...

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