Bill 91 1998
An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act respecting Paramedics
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. (1) Section 62 of the Highway Traffic Act, as amended by the Statutes of Ontario, 1994, chapter 35, section 1, 1996, chapter 20, section 13, 1996, chapter 33, section 11 and 1997, chapter 4, section 81, is further amended by adding the following subsection:
Vehicles of paramedics
(16.0.1) An emergency medical attendant or a paramedic, as defined in the Ambulance Act, who is employed by or is a volunteer for a licensed ambulance service for the purpose of providing emergency medical care to the public, may carry on or in his or her vehicle a lamp that produces intermittent flashes of green light and may operate the light if the vehicle is proceeding to an emergency.
(2) Subsection 62 (16.1) of the Act, as enacted by the Statutes of Ontario, 1994, chapter 35, section 1, is amended by inserting "or (16.0.1) after "subsection (16)" in the second line.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Paramedics), 1998.
The Bill amends the Highway Traffic Act to allow paramedics to use lamps that produce intermittent flashes of green light on their own vehicles when proceeding to an emergency.
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