83.22. The Commission may make an agreement with an association of experts as to the fees and expenses to which experts are entitled when acting under this Act. The agreement applies throughout Québec.
If no such agreement has been made with an association, a regional centre or a group of regional centres may make an agreement with an association of experts or with individuals who agree to act as expert witnesses. The agreement applies throughout Québec or in the regions specified in the agreement.
If an agreement has been made, a centre may not, except where no expert to which the agreement applies is able to act, pay fees or expenses for expert testimony in excess of those stipulated in the agreement.
In the absence of an agreement or if no expert to whom the agreement applies is able to act, the director general shall set the amount of the fees and expenses payable to experts.