Legal acts operating in Poland concerning first aid

Patrycja Agnieszka Misztal-Okońska, Mariusz Goniewicz, Kamil Bednarz


Having knowledge and skills in first aid is extremely important as this has a huge impact on the health and life of the injured person during an emergency. In Poland, the issue of the obligation to provide first aid is governed by a number of legal acts, so that citizens can feel secure in the hope that they will be assisted by witnesses if necessary. The paper presents the legal acts in force in Poland that mention the obligation to provide first aid. Its aim, in addition to discussing the most important laws and regulations, is to emphasize the essential need to acquire and update skills in this area. 


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Chomoncik M., First Aid, Publishing House of the State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sącz, Nowy Sącz, 2012, p. 9

Act of 8 September 2006 on State Medical Rescue (Journal of Laws 2016, item 1868)

Goniewicz M., First Aid Textbook for Students, PZWL, Warsaw 2013, p. 17

Act of 6 June 1997, Criminal Code (Journal of Laws 2016, item 1137)

Act of 20 June 1997 on road traffic law (Journal of Laws 2017, item 1260)

Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure and Construction of 4 March 2016 on the training of applicants for driving licenses, instructors and lecturers (Journal of Laws 2016, item 280)

Act of 5 January 2011 on vehicle drivers (Journal of Laws 2017, item 978)

Act of 20 May 1971, Code of Misdemeanors (Journal of Laws, 2015, item 1094)

Act of 26 June 1974 Labor Code (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 1666)

Ordinance of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of 26 September 1997 on general health and safety at work (Journal of Laws 2003, No. 169, item 1650)



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