Needle Exchange 06/12/19A 07:26 S.S.
Santa Cruz county supervisors have voted unanimously to support a number of the recommendations made by the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency regarding its controversial syringe services program. Some of the changes supervisors supported are:
- Installing safe sharp disposal containers in other jurisdictions.
- Increasing the hours at the Emeline and Watsonville clinics to 15 hours a week
- And managing a 90-day Waste Stream Assessment using marked needles to determine what syringes exchanged by the county are contributing to the litter.
The H.S.A. has been instructed to come back in September with:
Information on whether the extended operating hours are working, and how much it might cost for a Waste Stream Assessment.