On February 4th, 2019. State Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman and State Senator Scott Weiner reintroduced legislation to allow the City of San Francisco to pilot and evaluate an “overdose prevention site” program. These sites would allow drug users could consume illegal drugs, including heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine, under supervision of staff trained to prevent and treat drug overdose, and to help steer people who use drugs into drug treatment, housing, and other medical and social services.
On July 5th, AB186 passed the Senate Health Committee. Dr. Alex Kral (RTI International), Dr. David Kan (California Society of Addiction Medicine), and Laura Thomas (Drug Policy Alliance) provided testimonies in support of the bill.
Up next: AB186 moves to the Senate Public Safety Committee on July 11th. Real-time tweets from the hearing are posted on our Twitter account.
First SF SIS Task Force Meeting
June 15th, 2017
The first San Francisco SIS Task Force meeting included many statements of support from task force members and during the public comment period. Materials and minutes will be posted here: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/knowlcol/SISTaskForce/