In the Northwest Territories, the Department of Justice requires certain conditions to ensure that every child is safe in a healthy and safe environment.
CHILD DAY CARE ACT
CHILD DAY CARE STANDARDS REGULATIONS
An operator of a centre day care facility shall, subject to subsection (3), ensure that a primary staff person holds :
- certification in infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a program satisfactory to the Director; and
- certification in first aid from a program satisfactory to the Director.
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Charter of human rights and freedoms
In an emergency health situation, Article 2 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms applies: The protection of the life and physical integrity of the person requires that, when his life is in danger, everyone present helps him and provides him with the necessary care.
According to the Professional Code, it should be noted that, despite any irreconcilable provision, a person acting in the context of the activities of an intermediate or family-type resource or as part of a home support program provided by an institution that operates a local community service center, school or other temporary substitute living environment for children may administer prescribed, ready-to-administer, oral, topical, transdermal, ophthalmic, otic, rectal or inhalation medications as well as insulin subcutaneously.