A brief primer on Good Samaritan law for health care professionals

Gulam, Hyder and Devereux, John (2007) A brief primer on Good Samaritan law for health care professionals. Australian Health Review, 31 3: 478-482.


Author Gulam, Hyder
Devereux, John
Title A brief primer on Good Samaritan law for health care professionals
Journal name Australian Health Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0156-5788
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 478
End page 482
Total pages 5
Editor Leggat, S.G.
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 390117 Tort Law
730000 - Health
CX
1801 Law
Abstract The Good Samaritan law is not found on the statute books, but has been a concept that courts have applied as public policy. However, this has recently changed in all the states and territories in Australia with the codification of Good Samaritan law. This paper is a timely reminder for health practitioners of the doctrine of the Good Samaritan, as well as the relative legal uncertainty of rescue at common law.
Keyword Public policy
Health practitioners
Good Samaritan law
Q-Index Code CX

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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