Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Marginal note:Certain purposes for which information may be disclosed
316 (1) Information may be disclosed
(a) with the written consent of the person who provided it or on whose behalf it was provided;
(b) as may be necessary for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of this Act;
(c) under an agreement or arrangement between the Government of Canada or any of its institutions and any other government in Canada, the government of a foreign state or an international organization or any of its institutions, or between the Minister and any other minister of the Crown in right of Canada, where
(i) the purpose of the agreement or arrangement is the administration or enforcement of a law, and
(ii) the government, international organization, institution or other minister undertakes to keep the information confidential;
(d) under an agreement or arrangement between the Government of Canada and the government of a foreign state or an international organization, where the government or organization undertakes to keep the information confidential; or
(e) to a physician or prescribed medical professional who requests the information for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis of, or rendering medical treatment to, a person in an emergency.
Marginal note:Disclosure by physician, etc.
(2) A physician or prescribed medical professional to whom information is disclosed under paragraph (1)(e) shall not disclose the information except as may be necessary for the purposes referred to in that paragraph.
Marginal note:Disclosure of personal information
(3) Personal information as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act may not be disclosed under paragraph (1)(b) or (c) unless
(a) the disclosure is in the interest of public health, public safety or the protection of the environment; and
(b) the public interest in the disclosure clearly outweighs in importance any damage to the privacy, reputation or human dignity of any individual that may result from the disclosure.
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