Permanent supervised consumption sites get federal approval

  The Middlesex-London Health Unit says they have received federal approval for permanent consumption sites in London.

The proposed sites are 446 York Street and 241 Simcoe Street.

The temporary overdose prevention site at 186 King Street will remain in operation until the sit at 446 York is operational.

Federal approval is a necessary condition for sites to be considered under Ontario’s

Consumption and Treatment Services harm-reduction model, announced last week by Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The health unit was also informed by Ontario’s Health Minister indicating that TOPS would continue to operate through the end of 2018.