Criminal Code

Version of section 257 from 2003-01-01 to 2008-07-01:

Marginal note:No offence committed
  •  (1) No qualified medical practitioner or qualified technician is guilty of an offence only by reason of his refusal to take a sample of blood from a person for the purposes of section 254 or 256 and no qualified medical practitioner is guilty of an offence only by reason of his refusal to cause to be taken by a qualified technician under his direction a sample of blood from a person for those purposes.

  • Marginal note:No criminal or civil liability

    (2) No qualified medical practitioner by whom or under whose direction a sample of blood is taken from a person pursuant to a demand made under subsection 254(3) or a warrant issued under section 256 and no qualified technician acting under the direction of a qualified medical practitioner incurs any criminal or civil liability for anything necessarily done with reasonable care and skill in the taking of such a sample of blood.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 257;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 36.
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