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S.M. 1993, c. 42
The Alcoholism Foundation Amendment and Consequential Amendments Act
(Assented to July 27, 1993)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Alcoholism Foundation Act is amended by this Act.
2 The title is amended by striking out "ALCOHOLISM FOUNDATION" and substituting "ADDICTIONS FOUNDATION".
3 The definition "foundation" in section 1 is amended by striking out "Alcoholism Foundation of Manitoba" and substituting "Addictions Foundation of Manitoba".
4 Section 2 is amended by striking out "Alcoholism Foundation of Manitoba" and substituting "Addictions Foundation of Manitoba".
5 Subsection 4(2) is amended by striking out "alcoholism" and substituting "addiction".
6 The following is added after section 13:
14(1) Every member of the board and every officer and employee of the foundation and every person engaged in the administration of this Act shall preserve secrecy with respect to all information that comes to the person's knowledge in the course of providing assistance or services to individuals under this Act and shall not communicate any information to any other person except
(a) in connection with the administration of this Act or when required to do so by any other Act of the Legislature;
(b) upon the written request or with the written approval of the individual to whom the information relates or the individual's legal representative;
(c) when there is imminent danger to the individual to whom the information relates or to any other person; or
(d) when required to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction.
14(2) The information referred to in subsection (1) may be disclosed in statistical form or for the purpose of enabling research authorized by the foundation if the names and identities of individuals to whom the information relates are not revealed.
15 No action or proceeding may be commenced against the foundation, the board, a member of the board or an officer or employee of the foundation or any other person engaged in the administration of this Act for any act done in good faith in the performance or intended performance of a duty or in the exercise or intended exercise of a power under this Act, or for any neglect or default in the performance or exercise in good faith of the duty or power.
7 Subsection 31(14) and clause 322(3)(d) of The Highway Traffic Act are amended by striking out "Alcoholism Foundation of Manitoba" and substituting "Addictions Foundation of Manitoba".
8 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.