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June 26, 2019 – Braynon’s bill still bars state funds from being used but would allow counties and municipalities to divert funds to help support the exchanges. In order to participate, a county must pass an ordinance approving the program, enter an agreement with the Department of Health, and partner with approved organizations to operate the program.

While critics have worried giving clean needles to addicts will promote drug use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes the exchanges can prevent the spread of HIV and other diseases by ensuring addicts use clean needles.

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