SECTION 1. The department of public health shall evaluate the feasibility of supervised injection facilities to understand the public safety and health impacts of such interventions on communities and persons struggling with addiction. The department shall consult with law enforcement, local health authorities, experts in the field of medicine, addiction, harm reduction and other entities including, but not limited to, the Massachusetts Medical Society and shall consult with domestic and international communities that have implemented such policies. The commissioner of public health shall release the findings of the feasibility study to the chairs of the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery, the chairs of the joint committee on public health, the chairs of the joint committee on the judiciary and the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than July 31, 2020.
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