(1) The chairperson may, by written notice, require the chief executive of a government entity to provide advice to the chairperson if the advice—
(a) relates to a function of the commission; and
(b) relates to a function of the government entity; and
(c) is something about which the chief executive could reasonably be able to provide advice.
(2) The chief executive must, within a reasonable time, comply with a request made of him or her under subsection (1) unless—
(a) complying with the requirement would place the chief executive or entity in contravention of a law; or
(b) the requirement relates to someone else's confidential information and the other person has refused to consent to it being disclosed to the commissioner despite the entity's reasonable efforts to obtain the consent.
(3) If an exemption under subsection (2) applies to a request made of a chief executive under subsection (1), the chief executive must inform the chairperson in writing that the exemption applies in relation to the request.