Privacy Regulations (SOR/83-508)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

CLASSES OF INVESTIGATIONS

 The classes of investigations for the purpose of paragraph 22(3)(c) of the Act are the classes of investigations set out in Schedule V.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION RELATING TO PHYSICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH

  •  (1) Where an individual has requested personal information relating to the physical or mental health of the individual, the head of the government institution that has control of the information may authorize the disclosure of the information to a duly qualified medical practitioner or psychologist in order that the practitioner or psychologist may provide an opinion as to whether disclosure of the information would be contrary to the best interests of the individual.

  • (2) Personal information disclosed to a duly qualified medical practitioner or psychologist under subsection (1) shall not be disclosed by the duly qualified medical practitioner or psychologist to any other person, except to a duly qualified medical practitioner or psychologist for the purposes of the opinion referred to in subsection (1), without the consent of the individual to whom the information relates.

  • SOR/90-157, s. 1.

 An individual who is given access to personal information relating to his physical or mental health may be required by the head of the government institution that has control of the information to examine the information in person and in the presence of a duly qualified medical practitioner or psychologist so that the practitioner or psychologist may explain or clarify the information to the individual.