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An Tir Chirurgeons' Guild

Province of Alberta
Good Samaritan Laws

Emergency Medical Aid Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-7

Chapter E-7

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:


  1. In this Act,
    1. "physician" means a person who is registered as a medical practitioner under the Medical Profession Act;
    2. "registered health discipline member" means a person who is registered under the Health Disciplines Act or a regulated member under Schedule 1, 10, 13, 18 or 25 to the Health Professions Act;
    3. "registered nurse" means a person who is a registered nurse under the Nursing Profession Act.

    RSA 2000 cE-7 s1;RSA 2000 cH-7 s155

    Protection from action

  2. If, in respect of a person who is ill, injured or unconscious as the result of an accident or other emergency,
    1. physician, registered health discipline member, or registered nurse voluntarily and without expectation of compensation or reward renders emergency medical services or first aid assistance and the services or assistance are not rendered at a hospital or other place having adequate medical facilities and equipment, or
    2. a person other than a person mentioned in clause (a) voluntarily renders emergency first aid assistance and that assistance is rendered at the immediate scene of the accident or emergency, the physician, registered health discipline member, registered nurse or other person is not liable for damages for injuries to or the death of that person alleged to have been caused by an act or omission on his or her part in rendering the medical services or first aid assistance, unless it is established that the injuries or death were caused by gross negligence on his or her part.

SA 1980 cE-9 s2;RSA 1980 cH-5.1 s34;1984 c53 s27

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