General Laws

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.