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Emergency Law : Rights, liabilities and duties of emergency workers and volunteers - Michael Eburn

Emergency Law

Rights, liabilities and duties of emergency workers and volunteers

Paperback Published: 16th August 2013
ISBN: 9781862879362
Number Of Pages: 384

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The latest edition of this book has been updated to incorporate the latest developments in case law and legislation. To cover all of Australia, the work has been expanded to include the law in Australia’s smallest self-governing territory, Norfolk Island.

For first aiders and paramedics, the discussion on the legal powers granted to paramedics when treating the mentally ill; the patient’s right to refuse treatment and the use of professional training when responding as a volunteer or good Samaritan has been revised and expanded.

The chapter on responding to large scale disasters has been significantly re-written to include a discussion on AIIMS (the Australian Inter-Agency Incident Management System (4th ed, 2013) and the relationship between AIIMS and state counter disaster or emergency management legislation. Included is a detailed discussion on when control of emergency response can be transferred from the lead agency to a central coordinating committee or to the police. This discussion identifies sources of potential role conflict that may pose a significant threat in the next major catastrophe. There is a new discussion on the role of local government in Australian emergency management and a revised and expanded discussion on the role of the Commonwealth.

The chapter on legal liability reports on the outcome of litigation arising from the catastrophic bushfires in 2001 (Sydney) and 2003 (Canberra). In light of the National Strategy on Disaster Resilience and the concept of shared responsibility for emergency management there is an expanded discussion on how the law allocates responsibility to individuals, communities, workplaces and to the State.

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ForewordForeword to the Third EditionPrefaceList of AbbreviationsTable of CasesTable of Statutes 1. Legal Principles 2. First Aid and Prehospital Care 3. Fire Fighting and Rescue 4. Ambulance, Fire and Emergency Services5. Preparing for and Responding to Complex Emergencies6. Legal Liability7. Driving Emergency Vehicles8. Compensation for Rescuers9. Conclusion Appendix - Ready Reference: Powers of Emergency Officers Index

ISBN: 9781862879362
ISBN-10: 1862879362
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 16th August 2013
Publisher: FEDERAL PUB CO
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition

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