Consultation on our statement on a doctor’s duty to help in a medical emergency


We are reviewing our statement, A doctor’s duty to help in a medical emergency, and would value your feedback.

This statement discusses a number of factors doctors should consider when responding to a medical emergency. 

Our changes include:

  • a description of a medical emergency for the purposes of this statement 
  • clarification of a doctor’s obligations in a medical emergency. 

You can access the consultation paper and other related information at these links: 

Your input is important to us. We invite you to send us your feedback by 9 April 2021. Submissions can be emailed to