—(1) Except in the circumstances specified in subsection (2), no person who has or who will be likely to have the medical care of any patient (whether or not he has made or intends to make a directive) shall ask or otherwise enquire of the patient as to whether or not the patient has made or intends to make a directive.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall affect the duty or right of a medical practitioner responsible for the care of a patient to discuss and explore with his patient the concept of directives and the objects and provisions of this Act and any regulations made thereunder where such discussions are —
consistent with good medical practice;
held in the context of the relationship between a medical practitioner and his patient; and
in furtherance of the purposes of public education.
(3) Except where a patient has been determined in accordance with section 9 to be suffering from a terminal illness, all information relating to the patient’s making of a directive, or of the patient’s intention to make a directive communicated by the patient to the medical practitioner or other medical worker having the care of the patient shall be kept confidential by the medical practitioner or other medical worker.