C-26, r. 197 - Code of ethics of physical therapists and physiotherapy technologists

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33. Members may communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the members have 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, members may only communicate the information to a person exposed to the danger or that person’s representative, or to the persons who can come to that person’s aid.
Members may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated.
If it is necessary in the best interests of the person exposed to the danger, members must consult another member of the Order, a member of another professional order or any other qualified person provided that the consultation does not prejudicially delay the communication of information.
O.C. 633-2007, s. 33.