Pill testing trials at major Tasmanian festivals are set to be on the agenda when a number of stakeholder groups meet on Monday.
Representatives from Dark Mofo, Falls Music & Arts Festival and Party in the Paddock will attend the meeting, organised by the Alcohol and other Drug Council of Tasmania.
Pill Testing Australia - the group behind an ACT trial at Groovin' The Moo last year - will also attend.
PTA clinical lead David Caldicott said he would be thrilled if they could help facilitate a trial in the state.
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"In the end all of this is just to ensure people get home to their mums and dads," Dr Caldicott. "We can talk to people about their lifestyle choices as long as we've kept them alive."
Party in the Paddock organisers said in February they planned to offer pill testing at their 2020 event.
Last year, Dark Mofo creative director Leigh Carmichael urged the government and opposition to support a bill put forward by the Greens to provide a legal framework for a pill testing and "stop playing politics".
"We know what happens, particularly in environments like music festivals, so we must do what we can to reduce the risk of harm or death."
Labor voted against the bill at the time. On Sunday, a spokesperson said: "Labor will carefully analyse any legislation that is presented to Parliament."
Health and Police Minister Michael Ferguson said the government wanted to save lives, but pill testing was not the answer because it gives people a "false sense of safety".
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council chief executive Alison Lai said last month that they "strongly" oppose this view.
Ms Lai explained that staff at pill testing stations are qualified health professionals who do not endorse drug use or promote them as safe, but give information about the risks in a "non-judgmental safe environment".
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