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Thread: Emergency Medical Removal

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    Emergency Medical Removal

    In the case of an offroad emergency, where someone needs medical attention asap, are we allowed to trespass private property, remove a gate or anything else required ( that we would not normally do) to get them to road for an ambulance?

    and a follow up, if do to a roll over a tree needed to be removed for vehicle recovery, what are we allowed to do?

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    To answer the first part of your question, being "allowed" would infer that there is some sort of exemption in the Trespass to Property Act. There is no such exemption written in law. Provincial Offences Officers are, however, allowed discretion. I would think this would fall into that discretionary type of situation.

    Your second question would also involve discretion on the part of the Officer (Police or CO) as again there is no exemption written in the Public Lands Act for a situation like this specifically. I would think that the circumstances would dictate what the outcome would be.
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