29.1. In addition to the cases provided for in section 25, a dietitian may communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the dietitian has 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, the dietitian may only communicate the information to a person exposed to the danger, to that person’s representative or to the persons who can come to that person’s aid.
The dietitian may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated, including the name of the person in danger and the name of the person who made the threat, and their contact information, as well as the nature of the threat.
If it is necessary in the best interests of the person or persons exposed to the danger, the dietitian shall consult another member of the order, a member of another professional order, or any other qualified person, provided the consultation will not prejudicially delay the communication of the information.