Section 18 – Immunity from civil and criminal proceedings

(1) No person who—
(a) makes a protected disclosure of information; or
(b) refers a protected disclosure of information to an appropriate authorityfor investigation—
is liable to any civil or criminal proceeding or to a disciplinary proceeding by reason of having made or referred that disclosure of information.
(2) Subsection (1) applies despite any prohibition of or restriction on the disclosure of information under any enactment, rule of law, contract, oath, or practice.