In Toronto, city council recently voted to approve three sites to host supervised injection. The Toronto Board of Health is already backing the application. Now, like in Ottawa, it’s just a matter of compiling the materials to send to the feds. And in Vancouver, on top of the two supervised injection services already running, there are approximately five more in the works. Patricia Daly, chief medical officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, is hoping the applications will be ready to go for the fall. Even for Daly and her team, who already have experience developing two services, the application process has been daunting. “We’ve had to devote significant staff resources to get the applications together to meet all the criteria in that act,” she says. “That is a big hurdle for people.”
A subcutaneous injection is administered as a bolus into the subcutis ,  the layer of skin directly below the dermis and epidermis , collectively referred to as the cutis . Subcutaneous injections are highly effective in administering vaccines and medications such as insulin , morphine , diacetylmorphine and goserelin . Subcutaneous, as opposed to intravenous, injection of recreational drugs is referred to as " skin popping ". Subcutaneous administration may be abbreviated as SC , SQ , sub-cu , sub-Q , SubQ , or subcut. Subcut is the preferred abbreviation for patient safety.