87.1. A health services or social services institution referred to in the second paragraph of section 7, the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, Retraite Québec or a professional order may refuse for the moment to release, to a recipient, personal information which concerns him where, in the opinion of his attending physician, serious harm to the person’s health would likely result.
In the case of medical information, no other restriction may be put forward.
The public body, on the recommendation of the attending physician, shall determine when the information may be released and inform the person concerned.
A public body not referred to in the first paragraph that holds medical information may refuse to release it to the person to whom it relates only if serious harm to that person’s health would likely result and on the condition that the body offers to release the information to a health care professional chosen by that person.
1987, c. 68, s. 9; 1990, c. 19, s. 11; 1992, c. 21, s. 76; 2006, c. 22, s. 58; 2015, c. 15, s. 237; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.