20. The records established by the Office in respect of a handicapped person are confidential. No person shall give or take written or verbal communication of or otherwise have access to them, even for an inquiry, except with the express or implied authorization of the handicapped person, or on the order of the court, or in the other cases provided for by law or the regulations.
However, every person may examine such a record for the purpose of study, teaching or research, with the authorization of the Office, provided that the anonymity of the handicapped person is preserved.
Every handicapped person to whom the Office refuses access to or to give written or verbal communication of his record may, on summary motion, apply to the Administrative Tribunal of Québec to obtain access to or, as the case may be, communication of it.
The Tribunal shall order the Office to give such handicapped person access to or, as the case may be, communication of his record, unless the Office is of the opinion that it would be seriously prejudicial to the health of such handicapped person to examine his record.
1978, c. 7, s. 20; 1997, c. 43, s. 238.