Drug and alcohol test kits in Canada must carry a Canadian Medical Device License (CMDL), which is only issued to medical devices that meet high standards for accuracy and reliability. Our selection of Health Canada drug tests can be used in different industry settings, and are eligible for reimbursement with all provincial health care bodies (for clinical professionals).
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Marijuana Laws in Canada
As of October 17th, 2018, marijuana legalization took effect across Canada. This motion raises concern among employers of Transportation, Construction, Manufacturing, and other safety-sensitive industries.
Despite federal movement in favour of marijuana use, safety officials are fully within their right to implement drug testing in Canada. Marijuana tests can be used under the following conditions:
- Return-to-Duty Testing
- Reasonable Suspicion Testing
- Offer of Employment
- Occupational Health Testing
- Physical Demands Analysis
- Roadside Tests for Cannabis
Random testing for marijuana is not a protectable labour law in Canada; however, employers may consider doing so if they have a clearly written drug testing policy in place prior to hiring new workers.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Canada?
Yes, medical and recreational marijuana use is legal across all of Canada. people who manage chronic pain symptoms use medical marijuana as an alternative to addictive prescription medications.
Clinical professionals i.e. behavioural healthcare consultants, will need to screen for THC either to monitor compliance with holistic care plans or opioid analgesic therapy.
Most drug tests are reimbursable through every provincial health care plan under the billing codes found below:
Medical Billing Codes in Canada
|Province||Healthcare Organization||Reimbursement Code(s)|
|Ontario (ON)||Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)||GP14: K017, K130, K131, K132|
|British Columbia (BC)||Medical Services Plan (MSP)||T00039|
|Saskatchewan (SK)||Saskatchewan Health Services (SHS)||205B|
|Quebec (QC)||Regie de l’assurance maladie du Quebec (RAMQ)||T00039|
|Nova Scotia (NS)||Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)||1899|
|Alberta (AB)||Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)||291, 292, 303, 304.0 – 304.9, 305.0 – 305.9, 648.3, 760.71 – 760.75, 760.79|
|Prince Edward Island (PEI)||Health PEI|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)||Medical Care Plan (MCP)||112, 114, 312, 314, 412, 414|
|New Brunswick (NB)||New Brunswick Medicare (NBM)||21, 1266, 1508, 1884|
|Manitoba (MB)||Manitoba Health||8503, 8581, 9521, 9641, 9644|
|Yukon Territory (YK)||Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan (YHCIP)||0039, 9366|
|Northwest Territories (NWT)||Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA)||LP-011, AN-003, EM-012A, GP-001, PS-001 – PS-007|
|Nunavut (NU)||Nunavut Health Care Plan (NHCP)||36, 38, 51|