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§ 2-1101. Harm-reduction services

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and SafetyEffective: April 20, 2021

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act (Refs & Annos)
Article IX. Opioid Overdose Fatality Review Board
Effective: April 20, 2021
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 2-1101
§ 2-1101. Harm-reduction services
A. Until July 1, 2026, the following are hereby authorized to engage in harm-reduction services:
1. Government entities including, but not limited to, the State Department of Health and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; provided, no state dollars shall be used to purchase hypodermic needles;
2. Religious institutions or churches;
3. Nonprofit organizations;
4. For-profit companies;
5. Nongovernment entities partnering with a governmental agency; and
6. Tribal governments.
B. Those offering harm-reduction services shall register with the State Department of Health and may engage in the following activities in order to reduce the use of drugs, prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases and reduce morbidity among people who use injection drugs:
1. Offer referrals and resources to treat substance use disorders;
2. Provide education on the risk of transmission of infectious diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis;
3. Rapid testing for HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections (STIs);
4. Referrals for medical and mental health services;
5. Collect used hypodermic needles for safe disposal;
6. Possess and distribute hypodermic needles, cleaning kits, test kits and opioid antagonists; and
7. Rapid substance testing products used, intended for use, or fashioned specifically for the use in identifying or analyzing the potency or toxicity of unknown substances.
C. Registered providers of harm-reduction services shall report at least quarterly to the State Department of Health:
1. The number of clients served including basic demographic information;
2. Number and type of referrals provided;
3. Number of syringes, test kits and antagonists distributed;
4. Number of used syringes collected; and
5. Number of rapid HIV and viral hepatitis tests performed including the number of reactive test results.
D. The State Commissioner of Health shall promulgate rules for the implementation of this section.

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Laws 2021, c. 90, § 3, emerg. eff. April 20, 2021.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 2-1101, OK ST T. 63 § 2-1101
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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