Oppose Passage of the "Splash Bill" (BC Bill M-210)

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Oppose Passage of the "Splash Bill" (BC Bill M-210)

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Michael Reid started this petition to Members of The Legislative Assembly of BC

Bill M-210 (Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act) would allow for the court-ordered testing of individuals for communicable diseases such as HIV and Hep C in the event that a first responder or Good Samaritan came into contact with their bodily fluid during the course of providing aid.

The passage and enforcement of this bill would have serious consequences, and would:

(1) violate the right of citizens to privacy and bodily integrity guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

(2) do so unnecessarily and with uncertain additional ramifications,

(3) fuel the hysteria and stigma that currently surrounds HIV and Hep C exposure and transmission; and

(4) have the potential to disproportionately affect young people and marginalized populations.

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