Updated:Barnstable Sued for Blocking Legal, Life-Saving Needle Distribution Program

Today after a hearing, the Barnstable Superior Court (MA) enabled the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) to continue its needle distribution program to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C. The Court granted a temporary restraining order aginst the Town of Barnstable’s Director of Public Health, nullifying a “cease-and-desist” order that the town had issued against ASGCC and its 6-year-old program.  A further hearing will take place on Friday, November 20, to determine the lasting resolution of the dispute.

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