At the September 22, 2021 meeting of the Mercer County Board of Health the Harm Reduction Program, the needle exchange program, has been cancelled by the Board of Health, effective immediately.
The Health Department cannot comply with all the requirements of Senate Bill 334 approved by the West Virginia Legislature and signed by Gov. Justice during the last session of the legislature. There will be a meeting for public comment to be held before October 22, 2021. The meeting date will be announced shortly.