From the NADA press release:
NADA welcomes passing of legislation to remove the trial status of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre
The Network of Alcohol and Drugs Agencies (NADA), the peak organisation for the non government drug and alcohol sector in NSW, welcomes the passing of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Amendment (Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2010, to remove reference to the trial status of the Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC).
NADA congratulates the Minister for Health, Carmel Tebbutt, for introducing the bill which was passed by the Upper House of NSW Parliament last night after the bill was passed by the Lower House last week. NADA Chief Executive Officer, Larry Pierce stated, “As a member, NADA highly regards the role of the MSIC in providing a vital health service to people who are not in touch with treatment services.” The MSIC is part of a comprehensive strategy to address drug use in NSW along with other drug and alcohol services providing health promotion, education, treatment and rehabilitation programs. Mr Pierce continues, “NADA will continue to support MSIC and the strong referral relationships it has with some of our most significant treatment services in the non government sector.”