moved for leave to introduce Bill C-280, an act to amend the Canada Health Act (conditions for contributions).
Mr. Speaker, this is also the reintroduction of a previous private member's bill in regard to our very dedicated emergency response workers in this country, who attend to accidents and deal with all kinds of emergency situations. On occasion they can be exposed to infectious diseases.
There is no official notification protocol for those people to be notified of the potential harm to themselves, their co-workers, their families and other community members. This bill puts into place a notification protocol system whereby those people will be notified while the confidentiality of the patients themselves will still be protected.
We owe it to the people who put their lives on the line for us to ensure that their lives are looked after as well.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)