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Ambulance Cakes (Offences) Act 2019

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12Lost Equipment Cakes E+W

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(1)A MGA is guilty of an Offence if they—

(a)lose any equipment;

(b)lose any uniform.

(c)lose any drugs, but not whilst on a job. (See Section 7(1)(b))

(d)lose any official paperwork.

(2)An offence under Section 12(1)(a) or 12(1)(b) is aggravated if—

(a)the item lost is within a patients home address;

(b)the loss is the result of any equipment, paperwork or uniform of any type being left on, near to or under the Ambulance as it driven away.

(c)the item is their NHS ID and it is deemed a total loss.

(3)The later recovery of any item of lost equipment or uniform, be it personally-issued or otherwise, shall not be a defence in law.

(4)For the purposes of Section 12, any equipment, uniform or paperwork that is 'left behind', shall be defined as temporarily 'Lost' if it is not recovered before the Ambulance leaves the location in which the item was 'left behind. Any items defined as such will be subjected to the fine as per the relevant section.

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