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AMA Vic supports Coroners recommendation for safe injecting facility

Monday 20 February 2017

AMA Vic supports Coroners recommendation for safe injecting facility

Today, Coroner Jacqui Hawkins made the recommendation “that the Honourable Martin Foley MP as Minister for Mental health take the necessary steps to establish a safe injecting facility trial in North Richmond”.

AMA Victoria supports a trial of safe injecting facilities and wrote to Coroner Hawkins in December 2016, confirming this position. In this letter, AMA Victoria President Dr Lorraine Baker said that “AMA Victoria supports a trial of supervised injecting facilities and has found no reason to change its position since the writing of this policy in 2012. Progress on this issue is regarded as of the utmost importance”.

See attached AMA Victoria’s’ 2012 policy position for a trial of safe injecting facilities.

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