Insite gets six month extension.
Insite, Vancouver's safe injection clinic, had its license to operate extended to the end of June 2008. Health Minister Tony Clement Anthony Peter "Tony" Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. has advised the Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver Coastal Health ("VCH") is the publicly-funded healthcare provider in southwestern British Columbia. Its jurisdiction includes Vancouver, British Columbia, Richmond, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Garibaldi, Authority, which operates the clinic, that their exemption under Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is Canada's federal drug control statute. Passed in 1996, it repeals the Narcotic Control Act and Parts III and IV of the Food and Drug Act and establishes eight Schedules of controlled substances and two Classes of s. will not have to close on Dec. 31, 2007.
"This extension will allow research on how supervised injection sites affect prevention, treatment and crime to be continued This article is about the Elton John box set. For the plot device commonly featuring the phrase "To be continued", see Cliffhanger.
To Be Continued for another six months, Clement said.
Insite enables illicit drug illicit drug Street drug, see there users to inject themselves in a clean environment with clean equipment. Health professionals are on site to help in cases of overdose and to advise on drug treatment programs.
The clinic has the backing of provincial and local public health authorities, and the provincial government. However, it does not have the approval of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs, who have actively campaigned against Insite and any plans to carry the program over to other jurisdictions.