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Disease Prevention Demonstration Project


Contact Information
LAC Department of Public Health
Public Health Policy
Anna Long
241 N. Figueroa St. Room 306 C
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:213-240-8036
Public Health Policy - The Disease Prevention Demonstration Project (DPDP)

Who May Apply

A pharmacy licensed with the California State Board of Pharmacy and located within Los Angeles County may register with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (DPH).

General Requirements

The legislation specifies certain requirements that participating pharmacies must agree to. Pharmacies are required to:
  1. Register with DPH
  2. Certify that they will provide the consumer with verbal counseling or written information on all of the following:
    • How to access drug treatment;
    • How to access testing and treatment for HIV and HCV;
    • How to safely dispose of sharps waste;
  3. Store hypodermic needles and syringes so that they are available only to authorized personnel; and
  4. Provide one or more of the following syringe disposal options:
    • Provide an on-site hypodermic needle and syringe collection and disposal program;
    • Furnish, or make available for purchase, mail-back sharps disposal containers that meet state and federal standards;
    • Furnish, or make available for purchase, personal sharps disposal containers.

Registration Process

  • Interested pharmacies who wish to sell, furnish, or accept for disposal hypodermic needles and syringes must register with DPH. The registration form must be completed and returned to the address provided below.
  • DPH must respond to your enrollment request to be formally registered with the program. Registration becomes effective upon receipt of confirmation from DPH and will expire on December 31, 2010, or upon earlier notice of termination.
  • Registration may occur at any time during the demonstration period.
  • There is no fee to participate in the DPDP.
  • Pharmacies must be located in Los Angeles County where the DPDP has been authorized.
  • Pharmacies must have a current and valid California license issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Please note that submission of a registration form does not guarantee registration until the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health provides written approval of enrollment.

Mail Registration

Pharmacies wishing to register with DPH may call Public Health at 213-240-8196 to request a registration packet. Completed registration forms may be mailed to:

LA County SB 1159 Disease Prevention Demonstration Project
Department of Public Health
313 N. Figueroa Street, Rm. 806
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-240-8196 (phone)
213-975-1273 (fax)
LASB1159@ph.lacounty.gov

You may also download the registration form and other related materials by clicking on the following links:

Questions?

Questions and requests for technical assistance concerning the DPDP and pharmacy acceptance of hypodermic needles, syringes and other "sharps" for safe disposal, please contact:

LA County SB 1159 Disease Prevention Demonstration Project
Department of Public Health
313 N. Figueroa Street, Rm. 806
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-240-8196 (phone)
213-975-1273 (fax) LASB1159@ph.lacounty.gov

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