Apply to run a supervised consumption site: Overview

Step 1. Overview

In Canada, possession of controlled substances is prohibited under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. To operate a supervised consumption site (SCS) for medical purposes in Canada, an exemption under section 56.1 of the Act is necessary.

Health Canada may grant exemptions for SCS after satisfactory completion of an application. An application includes consultation with a broad range of people in the community.

Each site is considered on a case-by-case basis, on its own merits. We take the information in the application and public and health safety objectives into account.

Exemptions for SCS are generally granted for a year. However, length of time can vary based on the completeness of the application and compliance history.

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