Do you have protection from liability when providing voluntary services and exercising mutual aid during COVID-19? Legal information for service providers in BC.
Tenants deserve housing that protects their privacy, safety, and dignity. If police do not have a warrant or other legal basis for entering your residence, you may refuse them entry. You can ask to see the warrant; you can refuse to open your door; and you are not required to invite them in
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act became Canadian law in May 2017 to encourage people to call 911 in the event of an overdose without fear of charge or arrest.1 The Act provides some legal protections for individuals who are at the scene of an overdose when police arrive—whether they are the caller, the person needing medical attention, or another person at the scene. The Act does not provide blanket immunity against all charges.