Province of British Columbia
Good Samaritan Laws
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 172
- Provides immunity for lay rescuers.
GOOD SAMARITAN ACT
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 172
1 No liability for emergency aid unless gross negligence
3 Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act
No liability for emergency aid unless gross negligence
1 A person who renders emergency medical services or aid to an ill, injured or unconscious person, at the immediate scene of an accident or emergency that has caused the illness, injury or unconsciousness, is not liable for damages for injury to or death of that person caused by the person's act or omission in rendering the medical services or aid unless that person is grossly negligent.
2 Section 1 does not apply if the person rendering the medical services or aid
(a) is employed expressly for that purpose, or
(b) does so with a view to gain.
Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act
3 The Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act does not affect anything in this Act.
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