27.1. In addition to the cases provided for in section 27, a member may communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the member 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 member 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. The member may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated.
A member who communicates information pursuant to the first paragraph shall
(1) warn without delay the person exposed to the danger, that person’s representative or the persons who can come to that person’s aid; and
(2) enter the following particulars in the client’s record:
(a) the reasons supporting the decision to communicate the information, including the identity and contact information of the person who caused the member to communicate the information; and
(b) the nature of the communication, including the identity and contact information of the person to whom the information was communicated, specifying, as the case may be, that it was to the person exposed to the danger, to that person’s representative or to the persons who can come to that person’s aid.