20.1. A designated resource person must obtain the consent of the senior or the person in a vulnerable situation for the initiation of a concerted intervention process and for the communication, to other designated resource persons, of personal information that concerns the senior or the person and that is necessary for conducting a concerted intervention aimed at putting an end to the case of maltreatment of which the senior or the person is a victim.
Despite the first paragraph, a designated resource person may initiate a concerted intervention process and communicate, to other designated resource persons, personal information that concerns a senior or a person in a vulnerable situation, without the senior’s or person’s consent,
(1) where such consent must be given by the tutor, curator or mandatary of the senior or the person in a vulnerable situation and that tutor, curator or mandatary is, according to the complaint or report, the maltreating person; or
(2) in order to prevent an act of violence, including a suicide, where the resource person has reasonable cause to believe that there is a serious risk of death or of serious bodily injury threatening the senior or the person in a vulnerable situation and where the nature of the threat generates a sense of urgency.
For the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph, “serious bodily injury” means any physical or psychological injury that is significantly detrimental to the physical integrity or the health or well-being of a person or an identifiable group of persons.
2022, c. 62022, c. 6, s. 111.