Complete and submit the following Syringe Services Program application. The SSP must be approved by the Tennessee Department of Health prior to commencement of operations.

Any organization (such as a community-based organization or health department) that promotes scientifically proven ways of mitigating health risks associated with drug use, may establish and operate a needle and hypodermic syringe services program. The objectives of the program shall be to do all of the following:

1. Reduce the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis, and other bloodborne diseases in this state;

2. Reduce needle stick injuries to law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel;

3. Encourage persons who inject drugs to enroll in evidence-based treatment; and

4. Provide overdose prevention services, including access to naloxone.

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is required by law to approve all organizations seeking to establish and operate a needle and hypodermic syringe services program. All applicants are required to fully complete the application and provide the requested information per §T.C.A Title 68, Chapter 1.

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