23. The heirs, legatees by particular title and legal representatives of a deceased user are entitled to be given communication of information contained in his record to the extent that such communication is necessary for the exercise of their rights in such capacity. The same applies to the person entitled to the payment of a benefit under an insurance policy on the life of the user or under a pension plan of the user.
The spouse, ascendants or direct descendants of a deceased user are entitled to be given communication of information relating to the cause of death of the user, unless the deceased user entered in writing in his record his refusal to grant such right of access.
The holder of parental authority is entitled to be given communication of the information contained in the record of a user under 14 years of age even if the user is deceased. However, that right of access does not extend to information of a psychosocial nature.
Notwithstanding the second paragraph, persons related by blood to a deceased user may be given communication of information contained in his record to the extent that such communication is necessary to verify the existence of a genetic or hereditary disease.
1991, c. 42, s. 23; 1999, c. 40, s. 269; 2005, c. 32, s. 5.