Blood Samples Act

An Act to provide for the taking of samples of blood to detect the presence of certain viruses

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Keith Martin  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of May 4, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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Blood Samples ActRoutine Proceedings

May 4th, 2001 / 12:10 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Keith Martin Canadian Alliance Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-347, an act to provide for the taking of samples of blood to detect the presence of certain viruses.

Madam Speaker, the bill pertains to individuals, such as police officers, firefighters, good Samaritans and hospital workers, who, in the line of duty, are exposed to blood and blood products that may contain hepatitis B, C or the HIV virus. The bill would give them the right to know the contents of the blood to see if it contained substances that could kill them.

The bill would strike a reasonable balance to enable the individual exposed to blood or blood products in an unfortunate manner to have immediate knowledge of its contents.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)