P-12, r. 5.01 - Code of ethics of podiatrists

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33. Podiatrists may be released from their obligation of professional secrecy only with the written authorization of their patient or where so ordered or expressly authorized by law.
A podiatrist may also communicate information that is protected by professional secrecy to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the podiatrist 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 podiatrist may only communicate the information to the person or persons exposed to the danger or their representative, and to the persons who can come to that person’s aid. The podiatrist may only communicate such information as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is communicated.
O.C. 1162-2015, s. 33.