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File #: 12639-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 3/31/2023 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: 4/4/2023 Final action: 5/31/2023
Title: An Ordinance of the Council of the County of Allegheny ratifying amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department’s Rules and Regulations, Article II entitled “Needle Exchange Program.”
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 12639-23 Article II Legislative Summary.docx, 2. 12639-23 Exhibit A Revisions to Article II Needle Exchange Programs Regulations (final).docx
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An Ordinance of the Council of the County of Allegheny ratifying amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department’s Rules and Regulations, Article II entitled “Needle Exchange Program.”

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Whereas, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. §§ 12001 - 12028, Allegheny County created the Allegheny County Health Department and the Allegheny County Board of Health; and

Whereas, Section 12011 of the Local Health Administration Law provides for the Board of Health to adopt regulations and submit such regulations to Allegheny County for approval or rejection; and

Whereas, during its regularly scheduled public meeting held on March 22, 2023, the Allegheny County Board of Health adopted by unanimous vote amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations, Article II entitled, “Needle Exchange Program” attached hereto as Exhibit “A;” and

Whereas, it is the desire of Council to ratify the amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations as approved by the Board of Health.

The Council of the County of Allegheny hereby resolves as follows:

SECTION 1. Incorporation of Preamble.

The provisions set forth in the preamble to this Ordinance are incorporated by reference in their entirety herein.

SECTION 2. Ratification of Regulations.

Acting pursuant to the Pennsylvania Local Health Administration Law and the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter, County Council hereby ratifies the amendments to the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations, Article II entitled “Needle Exchange Program,” attached hereto as Exhibit “A.”

SECTION 3. Severability.

If any provision of this Ordinance shall be determined to be unlawful, invalid, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be considered severable from the remaining provisions of this Ordinance which shall be in full force and effect.


SECTION 4. Repealer.

Any Resolution or Ordinance or part thereof conflicting wi...

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