8. A professional referred to in the second paragraph who, in the course of exercising his or her profession, has reasonable grounds to believe that a person is behaving in such a way as to compromise the safety of that person or another person by the use of a firearm, is authorized to report that behaviour to the police, providing the latter only with such information as is required to facilitate police intervention, including information protected by professional secrecy and despite any provision binding the professional to maintain confidentiality, particularly in matters regarding health and social services.
For the purposes of this section, a professional is
(1) a physician;
(2) a psychologist;
(3) a vocational guidance counsellor or psychoeducator;
(4) a nurse; or
(5) a social worker or marriage and family therapist.
The Government may, by regulation, make the provisions of the first paragraph applicable to a professional not mentioned in the second paragraph.
A professional referred to in this section who is in the situation described in this section is not required to comply with section 6.