8. The following may also take communication of the record of a beneficiary:
(a) the heirs, legatees by particular title and legal representatives of a beneficiary, including the mandatary of an incapable person of full age;
(b) (subparagraph repealed);
(c) the holder of parental authority in regard to the record of a minor;
(d) a person entitled to the payment of a benefit under a life insurance policy of a beneficiary.
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, the heirs, legatees by particular title and legal representatives of a recipient shall not be given communication of the record of that recipient, except for the purposes of exercising their rights as such.
Similarly, no person who is entitled to the payment of a benefit under an insurance policy on the life of a recipient may be given communication of the record of that recipient, except for the purposes of establishing his rights to the benefit.
A minor under 14 years of age is not entitled, within the scope of an application to have information communicated to him or rectified, to be informed of the existence or take communication of nominative information of a medical or social nature concerning him contained in the record held by the institution. This paragraph does not have the object of restricting normal communications between a beneficiary and a health or social services professional or a member of the staff of a health or social services institution.
This section applies notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 94 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1).
1974, c. 42, s. 4; 1977, c. 48, s. 3; 1986, c. 57, s. 6; 1986, c. 95, s. 307; 1987, c. 68, s. 113; 1989, c. 54, s. 185; 1992, c. 21, s. 375; 1999, c. 40, s. 270.