102. The Minister may, without the consent of the person concerned, release his or her information that is held in the health information banks in the clinical domains or in the register of users in order to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where there is reason to believe there is a serious risk of death or serious bodily injury threatening a person or an identifiable group of persons and where the nature of the threat generates a sense of urgency.
The information may be released to a person exposed to the danger or that person’s representative, and to any persons who can come to that person’s aid.
The directive issued under the third paragraph of section 59.1 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1), with the necessary modifications, applies to the information released.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, “serious bodily injury” means any physical or psychological injury that is significantly detrimental to the physical integrity or the health or well-being of a person or an identifiable group of persons.
2012, c. 23, s. 102; 2017, c. 10, s. 3011.