General Laws

Section 215. The department of public health is hereby authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of not more than ten pilot programs for the exchange of needles in cities and towns within the commonwealth upon nomination by the department. Local approval shall be obtained prior to implementation of each pilot program in any city or town.

Not later than one year after the implementation of each pilot program said department shall report the results of said program and any recommendations by filing the same with the joint legislative committees on health care and public safety.