2019 Child Protection Program - Part 1 of 4
Drug Testing and Reading
November 29, 2019
Jointly presented with the Court of Queen’s Bench Judges and the Provincial Court Judges

Agency counsel, parents’ counsel and a physician specializing in addictions medicine discuss the use of drug tests in child protection matters and the issues that can arise for lawyers and judges trying to understand what the results really mean. The presentation includes the review of a complex real-life case scenario with reference to the client’s anonymized drug test results. Topics include:

  • Common myths of Agency drug testing of parents.
  • What are the differences between the tests: hair follicle; urine; saliva; blood?
  • What factors affect the rate at which an individual metabolizes a drug?
  • How does drug use affect parenting ability?

Moderator: Justice Gwen B. Hatch, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, Family Division

Kris Janovcik, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Lynda Grimes, Overall, Grimes
Dr. Ginette Poulin, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1.75 | EPPM hours: 0.5 | Price: $70.00 + GST = $73.50