BILL NO. 10
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Gunshot and Stab Wounds Mandatory Reporting Act
The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice
First Reading: November 23, 2007
Second Reading: November 29, 2007
Third Reading: December 13, 2007 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
(d) "local police service" means the detachment of the Provincial Police or the municipal police department responsible pursuant to the Police Act for providing police services to the area in which a hospital, facility or service is located;
(3) The disclosure required pursuant to subsection (1) must be made orally by the prescribed person as soon as it is reasonably practicable to do so without interfering with the individual's treatment or disrupting the regular activities of the hospital, facility or service.
4 Nothing in this Act prevents a hospital, facility or service from disclosing information to a local police service that the hospital, facility or service, as the case may be, is otherwise by law permitted or authorized to disclose.
5 No action or other proceeding lies or shall be instituted against a district health authority, a hospital, facility or service, a director, officer or employee of a district health authority, hospital, facility or service or any other person, if that person is acting pursuant to the authority of this Act or the regulations, for anything in good faith done, caused, permitted or authorized to be done, attempted to be done or omitted to be done pursuant to or in the exercise or supposed exercise of any power conferred by this Act or the regulations or in the carrying out or supposed carrying out of any responsibility imposed by this Act or the regulations.
(b) respecting the manner and timing of disclosure of information pursuant to this Act, including prescribing the person or class of persons responsible for making the disclosure on behalf of a hospital, facility or service;
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