On December 17, 2015, the Government of Ontario released the report of the Honourable Justice Susan Lang on the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. The report concludes that the hair analysis conducted by the hospital was inadequate and unreliable for use in child protection and criminal proceedings. A copy of the report can be found at Ontario.ca/attorneygeneral or www.m-hair.ca. Among other things, Justice Lang recommended that the Province of Ontario establish a second review to ensure that support is provided to those who may have been affected by the Laboratory’s flawed testing results.
If you believe you have been impacted by testing completed by Motherisk, you may wish to contact the 24 hour toll free telephone support line established by the Ontario Government at 1-844-303-5476 and register your name with the Independent Commissioner. The telephone support line will provide you with general information, access to short-term counselling resources and other supports.
Anne Bester, Director of Service