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Safe Injection Services Task Force


On April 11th, 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enacted a resolution charging the Department of Public Health (DPH) with convening a Safe Injection Services Task Force whose goal is to develop recommendations on the operation of safe injection services (SIS) in SF. DPH will bring together a diverse group of 15 stakeholders to consider potential opportunities and obstacles associated with supervised consumption services, the community need for such services, and the feasibility of providing such services. The task force will hold a series of public meetings to solicit input from the public and from stakeholder groups, and to submit a report to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors within three months of its initial meeting.


This effort launches as AB 186 was recently introduced by the California Assembly to remove the prohibition on safe injection sites by legalizing injection drug use under the supervision of health care professionals. This would ensure the use of clean equipment, prevention of overdoses, and access to addiction counseling services.

 

More information will be posted as the Task Force progresses. For additional information, please email SIS.Taskforce@sfdph.org.

Recommendations and Reports:




Meeting 1

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 9-11am
Location: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 610 Conference Rm, San Francisco

Meeting 2

Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9-11am
Location: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 610 Conference Rm, San Francisco

Meeting 3

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 9-11am
Location: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 610 Conference Rm, San Francisco

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