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
The Orange County Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP) has applied to provide syringe exchange services in Santa Ana and has been deemed provisionally appropriate by CDPH.
OCNEP Proposed Program Summary
OCNEP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, California nonprofit corporation that promotes public health and safety. The core mission of OCNEP is to prevent the transmission of HIV, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases by providing access
to sterile needles, facilitating the disposal of used syringes, and providing access to safer injection and safer sex supplies. Additionally, OCNEP empowers community members by providing them with healthcare referrals, health education, STD testing and vaccination
referrals, substance abuse treatment, homelessness support, and research in line with best practice models. The program was developed in collaboration with community stakeholders, clinics, organizations, and law enforcement, and is supported by funds from the California
Medical Association Foundation, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and others. OCNEP will operate as a mobile clinic at the Civic Center in Santa Ana on Saturdays from 12 PM to 3 PM.
The public comment period for this application is September 30, 2015 through December 28, 2015.
Public comments regarding this application can be directed to:
Name: Maria Sevilla
Address: P.O. Box 997426, MS 7700, Sacramento, CA 95899-7426
None at this time.
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Notice of Denial of the Orange County Needle Exchange Program Application (June 26, 2015)