PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia well being division has stopped its needle change program because of strict necessities below a brand new state regulation, officers mentioned.
The Mercer County Well being Division voted Wednesday to discontinue its program, saying the brand new rules are so strict that compliance is just not attainable, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported.
“Underneath the brand new regulation, we will’t comply,” Well being Division Administrator Roger Topping informed board members. He famous nearly 50 necessities that needed to be accredited for a license to supply a hurt discount program that features a needle change.
Well being officers had begun a needle change in 2019 in an effort to forestall the unfold of illnesses like Hepatitis C and HIV.