EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID ACT, Consolidation of


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R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.E-4

CONSOLIDATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID ACT R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.E-4

(Current to: December 18, 2007)

AS AMENDED BY STATUTES ENACTED UNDER SECTION 76.05 OF NUNAVUT ACT: S.N.W.T. 1998,c.38

In force April 1, 1999 AS AMENDED BY NUNAVUT STATUTES: S.Nu. 2003,c.17,s.19

s.19 in force January 1, 2004 This consolidation is not an official statement of the law. It is an office consolidation prepared for convenience only. The authoritative text of statutes can be ascertained from the Revised Statutes of the Northwest Territories, 1988 and the Annual Volumes of the Statutes of the Northwest Territories (for statutes passed before April 1, 1999) and the Statutes of Nunavut (for statutes passed on or after April 1, 1999). A copy of a statute of Nunavut can be obtained from the Territorial Printer at the address below. The Annual Volumes of the Statutes of Nunavut and this consolidation are also available online at http://www.justice.gov.nu.ca/english/legislation.html but are not official statements of the law. Any certified Bills not yet included in the Annual Volumes of the Statutes of Nunavut can be obtained through the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.

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R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.E-4

GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN CONSOLIDATIONS

Miscellaneous

c. means "chapter". CIF means "comes into force". NIF means "not in force". s. means "section" or "sections", "subsection" or "subsections", "paragraph" or

"paragraphs". Sch. means "schedule". SI-005-98 means the instrument registered as SI-005-98 in 1998. (Note: This is a Northwest

Territories statutory instrument if it is made before April 1, 1999, and a Nunavut statutory instrument if it is made on or after April 1, 1999 and before January 1, 2000.)

SI-012-2003 means the instrument registered as SI-012-2003 in 2003. (Note: This is a Nunavut

statutory instrument made on or after January 1, 2000.)

Citation of Acts

R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.D-22 means Chapter D-22 of the Revised Statutes of the Northwest

Territories, 1988. R.S.N.W.T. 1988,c.10(Supp.) means Chapter 10 of the Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the

Northwest Territories, 1988. (Note: The Supplement is in three volumes.)

S.N.W.T. 1996,c.26 means Chapter 26 of the 1996 Annual Volume of the Statutes of the

Northwest Territories. S.Nu. 2002,c.14 means Chapter 14 of the 2002 Annual Volume of the Statutes of

Nunavut.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Definition 1 Protection of certain persons from action 2

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EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID ACT Definition 1. In this Act, "nurse" means a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner or a temporary certificate holder under the Nursing Profession Act (Northwest Territories). S.N.W.T. 1998,c.38,Sch.D,Pt.II,s.2; S.Nu. 2003,c.17,s.19(2). Protection of certain persons from action 2. Where, in respect of a person who is ill, injured or unconscious as the result of an accident or other emergency,

(a) a medical practitioner or 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 medical practitioner or a nurse voluntarily renders emergency first aid assistance,

the medical practitioner, 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 medical practitioner, nurse or other person in rendering the medical services or first aid assistance, unless it is established that the injuries or death were caused by gross negligence on the part of the medical practitioner, nurse or other person. S.Nu. 2003,c.17,s.19(3).

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