Applications Open for Public Comment & List of State-Certified SEPs
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of AIDS (OA) welcomes comments on all proposed SEP applications. Once an organization files an application via online or mail, CDPH/OA has 30 business days from receipt of the application to deem the application provisionally appropriate or to notify the applicant of the reason for rejection. If an application is deemed provisionally appropriate by CDPH/OA, a 90-day public comment period is required prior to State certification.
Applications Open for Public Comment
Orange County Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP)
The OCNEP is a public health and safety program which will safely dispose of used syringes and reduce the potential for contracting infectious diseases in Orange County through on-site HIV and hepatitis C testing and provision of sterile supplies. Backed by a strong body of research, the program is envisioned by UC Irvine medical students, developed in collaboration with community stakeholders, clinics, organizations, and law enforcement, and is supported by funds from California Medical Association Foundation. In addition to syringe disposal and provision of sterile supplies, the OCNEP will provide health education, health care referrals, STD testing and vaccination referrals, homeless support, and research in line with best practices model. The OCNEP will operate at The LGBT Center OC in Santa Ana on Sundays, 12 PM to 3 PM.
The OCNEP application for State Certification has been deemed provisionally appropriate and is open for public comment through May 14, 2015. Stakeholders may provide feedback via email at Maria.email@example.com.
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