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 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.
On December 22, 2015 the Ontario Government announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Judith C. Beaman. Justice Beaman will lead an independent commission that will provide support to people who have been affected by a Motherisk hair test.
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.