Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Will Review 25 Years of Flawed Drug, Alcohol Test Results by Motherisk Lab

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Will Review 25 Years of Flawed Drug, Alcohol Test Results by Motherisk Lab

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Judge looks at 25 years of Motherisk results

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TORONTO - The Ontario cabinet has finalized details on an independent commission that will help families affected by flawed testing by the Motherisk Drug Laboratory run by the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

The program that used hair analysis to test for drug and alcohol use in thousands of child protection and criminal cases was deemed "inadequate and unreliable'' in a government-commissioned report released last month.

Commissioner Susan Lang found Motherisk fell short of international forensic standards for use in child protection and criminal proceedings, and said the lab "frequently misinterpreted" the test results.

Provincial court judge Judith Beaman will lead a two-year review that will start by trying to identify people involved in child protection matters who were impacted by a flawed Motherisk test. …

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