C-26, r. 258 - Code of ethics of professional technologists

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54. In addition to the cases provided for in section 47, professional technologists may communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy in order to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where professional technologists have reasonable cause to believe that there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury to a person or an identifiable group of persons.
However, professional technologists may only communicate the information to a person exposed to the danger or that person’s representative, and to the persons who can come to that person’s aid.
Professional technologists may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated.
The communication of such information may be made for any mode of communication, provided the method chosen allows for diligent communication of the information to protect individuals.
O.C. 110-2006, s. 54.