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BC’s Responsible Beverage Service Program

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Alcohol and the Law

Review

Now that you have read through the material for this section, test your knowledge with the following activities. If you have difficulty, go back to the relevant page(s) to review the information presented.

Duty of care test cases

Rate whether the following situations were handled effectively or not by the staff involved. Also, indicate which steps were effective in meeting the licensee's duty of care.

Select a case study for review. Click "reveal answer" to compare your answer to the correct response.

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Questions to ask at work

  • Do we have a copy of the relevant Terms and Conditions Handbook that we can refer to?
  • Have we discussed the duty of care concept for our establishment and what we may need to watch for to ensure our customers are safe?
  • How do we monitor the alcohol consumption and condition of patrons to avoid over-consumption?

Quick review test

Identify if the sentence is True or False:

1. Licensees and employees can consume liquor while working, as long as it is not consumed in front of patrons.
True
False

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2. Servers, managers and licensees may not sell or give liquor to an intoxicated person.
True
False

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3. Duty of care requires that you take reasonable steps to prevent injury or damage from occurring to patrons or innocent third parties only during the hours that your establishment is open.
True
False

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4. A liquor establishment is not responsible for the actions of an intoxicated patron if staff did not know the patron was intoxicated.
True
False

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5. The licensee is always the one charged in a legal case involving injury to an intoxicated patron or innocent third party.
True
False

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