Indiana House leaders say they’ll try to extend – by at least one year – local syringe exchange programs that are set to expire in 2021.
The programs are in danger of elimination after the Senate rejected an effort to extend them indefinitely.
Scott County, Indiana, was undergoing an HIV epidemic in 2015. Lawmakers responded by allowing the creation of a syringe exchange program, something eight other counties have since also implemented. And House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says those programs have been a success.