Session: 2023-2024

ACLU-PA Position: Supports

HB 1245 (PN 1345) would amend the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device And Cosmetic Act to expand access to Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) statewide.

SSPs are community-based health programs that provide a range of services to those struggling with substance use disorder. They provide access to clean syringes and other medical supplies, disposal of syringes, referrals to drug treatment and other social services, HIV and HCV testing, naloxone and a range of other services. SSPs also protect first responders and the public by providing safe syringe disposal and reducing the presence of discarded needles in our communities. 

By passing legislation to specifically allow for statewide SSPs, Pennsylvania will be able to access funding and expertise to support local programs.

Check the bill's status here.


Representative Sara Innamorato



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