Consultation to inform proposed new regulations for supervised consumption sites and services: Closed Consultation
Notice to the reader:
The online consultation is now closed.
This consultation ran from August 15, 2020 to October 14, 2020.
Health Canada consulted on a proposal to develop new regulations under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) for supervised consumption sites and services, with the intent of:
- establishing supervised consumption sites and services within Canada's overall harm-reduction framework, consistent with the public health objectives of the CDSA;
- establishing clear federal regulatory controls, consistent with the public safety objectives of the CDSA;
- reducing the overall regulatory burden on SCS applicants and operators; and,
- providing greater certainty and permanence for SCS operators, better ensuring the continuity of SCS and services in Canada.
For more information, you can read our Notice of Intent, which provides more details on the proposal.
Who was the focus of this consultation
Health Canada engaged with:
- operators of supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites
- those who may wish to apply to operate a new site
- people with lived and living experience with substance use
- provincial, territorial and municipal governments
- Indigenous peoples and organizations
- Communities and community organizations
- health care organizations
- law enforcement
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