31. The institution which has admitted a person for close treatment for 30 days shall without delay send a notice to the Administrative Tribunal of Québec giving the name of the person and the date of the commencement of his close treatment.
If the close treatment is continued for six months, the institution shall send a new notice to the Tribunal. It must in addition send a notice when the close treatment ends.
The complete medical record of a person under close treatment must be forwarded to the Tribunal if the latter so requires.
The Tribunal may, where it receives a notice sent in accordance with this section, act on its own initiative and make a decision as if a proceeding had been brought under section 30.
1974, c. 43, s. 4; 1992, c. 21, s. 277, s. 375; 1997, c. 43, s. 471.