3.06.07.01. A hearing-aid acoustician may communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the hearing-aid acoustician has reasonable cause to believe that there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury to a person or an identifiable group of persons.
However, the hearing-aid acoustician may only communicate the information to a person exposed to the danger, or that person’s representative, and to the persons who can come to that person’s aid. The hearing-aid acoustician may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated.
If the hearing-aid acoustician is unsure about the nature or degree of imminence of the danger or about the appropriate course of action, the hearing-aid acoustician is to consult another member of the Order, a member of another professional order, or the syndic of the Order, provided the consultation will not prejudicially delay the communication of the information.