Akshar Discusses Legislation To Create Supervised Injection Facilities

State Senator Fred Akshar whose district includes Chenango County is weighing in on a bill being introduced in the state house that would legalize Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) in New York.

The facilities are legally-sanctioned, medically-supervised facilities which provide a hygienic and stress-free environment for those using illegal drugs.

Akshar is the co-chair of the Senate Heroin Task Force and tells a local TV station that while he does support harm reduction right now the idea of these facilities is not one he thinks is beneficial.