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Good Samaritan Laws

Explain the principle of Good Samaritan laws. Discuss one way that you believe such laws are beneficial to society and one way that you believe they are detrimental to society.

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Good Samaritan laws are designed for those who wish to help feel less anxious about legal repercussions of helping someone in need. In general, there are four conditions to Good Samaritan laws which aid in this goal. Generally, these four conditions are designed to put both the person seeking help and the person helping at ease. In Ontario, Canada, these four conditions are:

1) Consent - the helper must seek consent from the party wanting help before physical aid can be given. This builds the initial rapport and groundwork that helps ensure both parties understand the nature of the help being administered - and that help, with no other intentions, is what is being prescribed.

2) Care to the level of training - this condition mandates that the helper only administer as much help as they are trained to perform. This means that if one is trained in first aid, they can use those methods, but if not, they should not attempt unfamiliar maneuvers. ...

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The solution discusses good samaritan laws. How these laws are beneficial to society is determined.

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