moved for leave to introduce Bill C-264, an act to provide for the taking of samples of blood to detect the presence of certain viruses.
Mr. Speaker, this is the first of three bills I will be introducing today.
This bill would give individuals such as police officers, firefighters, emergency response personnel and good Samaritans, should they be subjected to blood products or body fluid products in the commission of their duties, the right to know the HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C status of the blood of the person with whom they have been in contact.
This would be a fair law and one which would protect individuals performing their duties in an effort to save lives.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)