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Can the rcmp access a persons medical records?

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can the rcmp access a persons medical records?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear this question. It sounds like you must be in a very difficult situation.

The answer is yes but they would need a warrant first.

So it is not as if they can simply get them because they want them.

They would have to show they are relevant for proving a criminal offence has occurred.

Do you see what I mean?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The question is in regards ***** ***** renewal of a firearms license. I went to rehab a couple years ago and it would be easier not too disclose this information.
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately it is an offence to lie on the renewal application so if you are being asked about your health issues you have to be honest.

But it should not matter.

But they cannot simply do some medical background check on you if that is what you are asking about.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is the penalty for this offense?
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Aside from the strong possibility that you would never be able to get a licence again you could face probation or a fine.

But that means that you could end up with a criminal record then which is a bad outcome. It could affect your employability and your ability to travel.