Bill authorizing centers for monitored drug use passes General Assembly

A BILL PROPOSING a two-year pilot program for centers where health care workers can monitor drug use by people who are struggling with addiction has passed the R.I. General Assembly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – A bill authorizing “harm reduction centers,” or places where people can use drugs under the supervision of health care workers, has passed the General Assembly and is now headed to the governor’s desk. The legislation (2021-H 5245A, 2021-S 0016B) proposes a two-year pilot program to establish the centers. Rep. John G. Edwards, D-Tiverton,…

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