Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Good Samaritan Laws
[RSNL 1997] CHAPTER E-9
- Provides immunity for Physicians, Nurses, and lay rescuers.
RSNL1990 CHAPTER E-9
EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID ACT
1997 c23 s13
AN ACT TO PROTECT PERSONS RENDERING AID
FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT OR IN AN
- Short title
- Protection of certain persons from action
- This Act may be cited as the Emergency Medical Aid Act.
- In this Act
(a) "physician" means a person who is lawfully entitled to practise medicine in the province; and
(b)"registered nurse" means a person who is, under the
licensed to practise the profession of nursing and is a registered member, in good standing, of the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland referred to in that Act and includes a nurse practitioner.
- Where, in respect of a person who is ill, injured or unconscious as the result of an
accident or other emergency,
(a) a physician 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; orthe physician, 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 injury or death was caused by gross negligence on his or her part.
(b) a person other than a person mentioned in paragraph (a) voluntarily renders emergency first aid assistance, and that assistance is rendered at the immediate scene of the accident or emergency,
1971 No15 s2;1997 c23 s13
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