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Department of Health reviews contracts with Idaho's syringe exchanges after police search

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2024
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According to a recent news release, the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) launched an internal review of its contracts for services with Idaho's syringe exchange programs after police executed a search warrant on Wednesday at Idaho Harm Reduction Project's (IHRP) Boise and Caldwell offices. Idaho law requires the DHW Division of Public Health to implement provisions of the Syringe and Needle Exchange Act passed in 2019, where nine organizations operate a safer syringe program, five of which receive supplies and resources from DHW. DHW has maintained a contract with...

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