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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 25K: Educational insert accompanying sale of hypodermic syringes and needles

Section 25K. The department shall develop an educational insert to accompany the sale of hypodermic syringes and needles. This educational insert shall include, but not be limited to: (1) information on the proper use of hypodermic syringes and needles; (2) the risk of blood-borne diseases that may result from the use of hypodermic syringes and needles and methods for preventing contracting or transmitting such diseases; (3) proper hypodermic syringe and needle disposal practices; and (4) the toll-free telephone numbers of the commonwealth's AIDS and Hepatitis C hotlines and the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline. This educational insert shall be provided to purchasers of hypodermic syringes or needles at the point of sale.