C-26, r. 7 - Regulation respecting the granting of annual subsidies to professional orders

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chapter C-26, r. 7
Regulation respecting the granting of annual subsidies to professional orders
PROFESSIONAL ORDERS — ANNUAL SUBSIDIES
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 198, 1st par.).
C-26
September 1 2012
DIVISION I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.01. In this Regulation, unless the context indicates otherwise,
(a)  “Code” means the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
(b)  “Minister” means the Minister responsible for the application of the laws respecting the professions;
(c)  “Order” means a professional order whose name appears in Schedule I to the Code or which is constituted in accordance with the Code;
(d)  “Office” means the Office des professions du Québec established by the Code.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 1.01.
1.02. The Interpretation Act (chapter I-16) applies to this Regulation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 1.02.
1.03. The object of this Regulation is to determine the conditions and procedures governing the granting of an annual subsidy awarded by the Minister to an order to enable the latter to meet all the obligations prescribed by law.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 1.03.
DIVISION II
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR A SUBSIDY APPLICATION
2.01. (1)  An order required to hold its annual meeting within 3 months following the end of its fiscal year must submit its application for a subsidy 4 months before the beginning of the fiscal year for which the subsidy is requested.
(2)  An order required to hold its annual general meeting within 9 months following the end of its fiscal year must submit its application for a subsidy 2 months before the beginning of the fiscal year for which the subsidy is requested.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.01.
2.02. A subsidy application must:
(a)  be made in writing and bear the signature of the president or the secretary of the order;
(b)  be addressed to the secretary of the Office, at the head office of the latter;
(c)  indicate the amount requested;
(d)  specify the purposes for which it is submitted.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.02.
2.03. The Office may require an order to furnish other information or documents pertaining to a subsidy application, in particular, a review of the budgetary estimates contained in its last annual report.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.03.
2.04. The Minister may grant a subsidy to an order that establishes that the granting of a subsidy appears necessary to defray the expenses incurred as a result of programs for:
(a)  the application of the provisions of the Code concerning discipline or professional inspection;
(b)  the organization of refresher courses or training periods for its members;
(c)  the procedure for recognizing the equivalence of diplomas issued outside Québec;
(d)  the procedure for recognizing the equivalence of the training of a person who does not hold the diploma so required.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.04; O.C. 1066-83, s. 1.
2.05. Despite section 2.04, the Minister may grant a subsidy to a newly formed order to defray the expenses necessary for its setting up.
Such subsidy may, however, only be granted to an order for the first 3 fiscal years of its existence.
The deadlines for submitting an application prescribed in section 2.01 do not apply to a subsidy referred to in this section.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.05.
2.06. An order that benefited from a subsidy must furnish the Office with a certified report concerning the utilization of such subsidy within 1 month following the date of its annual general meeting.
Upon request by the Office, the order must also furnish any other information or document relating to such utilization.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.06.
2.07. The granting of a subsidy under the authority of this Regulation is subject to the regulations made under the Financial Administration Act (chapter A-6.001) in this matter.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 2.07.
DIVISION III
RECOMMENDATION AND DECISION
3.01. The Office must forward its recommendations to the Minister regarding every subsidy application submitted thereto.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 3.01.
3.02. After studying the recommendations of the Office, the Minister shall decide whether it is necessary to grant the subsidy sought by the order and, where applicable, shall fix the amount thereof.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 3.02.
3.03. A subsidy is granted for the duration of a fiscal year.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 3.03.
3.04. A subsidy may be paid in one or several installments.
An instalment may be paid only if the order proves to the Office that it has actually invested or paid amounts for the same purposes as the subsidy granted by the Minister.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5, s. 3.04.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. C-26, r. 5
O.C. 1066-83, 1983 G.O. 2, 2095