Province of Saskatchewan
Good Samaritan Laws
[RSS 1978] CHAPTER E-8
- Provides immunity for Physicians, Nurses, and lay rescuers.
The Emergency Medical Aid Act
being Chapter E-8 of The Revised Statutes of Saskatchewan, 1978 (effective February 26, 1979). CHAPTER E-8 An Act respecting Emergency Medical AidShort title 1 This Act may be cited as The Emergency Medical Aid Act. Interpretation 2 In this Act: (a) physician means a legally qualified medical practitioner within the meaning of the law of any province of Canada; (b) registered nurse means a person who is a registered nurse under The Registered Nurses Act. R.S.S. 1978, c.E-8, s.2. Non-liability for the provision of emergency medical services or first-aid assistance 3 Where, in respect of a person who is ill, injured or unconscious as a result of an accident or other emergency: (a) a physician or registered nurse voluntarily 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 (b) 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 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 the part of the physician, registered nurse or other person rendering the medical services or first-aid assistance, unless it is established that the injuries or death were caused by gross negligence on his part. R.S.S. 1978, c.E-8, s.3.
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