83.7. Subject to section 83.8, if a person to whom section 61.1 or 83.1 applies has not chosen any particular advocate under section 52 or 83.6 or the advocate does not agree to provide professional services in accordance with the regulations and the director general is not able to make available the professional services of an advocate in the employ of the regional centre, the director general shall call upon the Commission, which must procure for the person the professional services of
(1) an advocate not in the employ of a regional centre or the Commission, who agrees to provide professional services for the fee determined by the Commission under the first paragraph of section 83.12;
(2) an advocate in the employ of the Commission; or
(3) an advocate in the employ of a regional centre, with whom the regional centre has entered into a loan of services agreement in accordance with section 83.11.
As far as possible, a recipient may select the advocate of the recipient’s choice.
Despite the first paragraph, the Commission may, by way of exception, enter into a professional services contract with an advocate not in the employ of a regional centre or the Commission, if the advocate’s expertise is required for the Commission to satisfy its duties under the first paragraph of section 83.1 or if such a contract will ensure efficient management of services and resources.