17. Each regional board shall designate a physician having relevant training and experience in emergency medicine who shall, in particular, in accordance with the national standards and policies,
(1) exercise the clinical authority necessary to maintain the standards of quality ;
(2) monitor and measure the quality of the acts performed by the service providers of pre-hospital emergency services and ensure that any resulting recommendations made to employers and the service providers under their authority are acted upon ;
(3) ensure that the services required for continuing education and for the maintenance and evaluation of the qualifications of service providers in the pre-hospital emergency services are provided ;
(4) make recommendations on the pertinence of the medical equipment used by service providers and evaluate the use made of the equipment ;
(5) if so designated by a majority of the regional boards whose territory is served by a health communication centre, assume medical supervision at the centre ;
(6) collaborate with the representatives of the Collège des médecins du Québec as regards the obligations of the College concerning the quality of the activities reserved under section 31 of the Medical Act (chapter M-9) ;
(7) exercise any other function assigned by the Minister or the regional board.
Where such a physician cannot be designated as provided for in subparagraph 5 of the first paragraph for the purpose of exercising the functions under that subparagraph, the Minister shall designate the physician.
The physician shall be designated under the name of “regional medical director of pre-hospital emergency services” when exercising those functions ; the physician shall form part of the regional board’s pre-hospital emergency service organizational structure.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 1 to 3 and 5 of the first paragraph, the regional medical director may have access to certain personal or non-personal information necessary to the exercise of such functions and held by a first responder service, a health communication centre, an ambulance service permit holder or, notwithstanding section 19 of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2), an institution.