Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR10 - (Mba-Mental-Health-Bill)

WINNIPEG. x-9s. Manitoba plans to make it easier for health professionals to alert family members of patients who are at risk of suicide. Current provincial law forbids medical professionals from sharing someone's personal information without their consent, unless there is a "serious and immediate risk" to their safety or the safety of others. A bill now before the legislature would change the wording and allow that information to be shared in any case where there is a "risk of serious harm". Bonnie Bricker, whose son Reid committed suicide after being discharged from a Winnipeg hospital in 2015, says the proposed law would help people in her situation.

("...have been sufficient.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Bricker was not told of her son's release because of health privacy laws, and his remains were later found near Selkirk. …

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