It is not an offence under the Act if:
- the disclosure is made for medical purposes to a health professional
- the person making the disclosure reasonably believes that the subject has given consent to the disclosure or cannot give such consent
‘Medical purposes’ includes the purposes of preventative medicine, medical diagnosis and the provision of care and treatment.
- The Gender Recognition (Disclosure of Information) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2005