54. No deed, document or writing binds a fund unless it is signed by the chief scientist, the scientific director or a member of the personnel of the fund and, in the case of such a member, only to the extent determined by regulation of the fund.
A fund may, by by-law and on the conditions it determines, allow a signature to be affixed by means of an automatic device to the documents it determines or a facsimile of a signature to be engraved, lithographed or printed on them. However, the facsimile has the same force as the signature itself only if the document is countersigned by a person authorized by the chief scientist.
Every by-law made by virtue of this section comes into force 10 days after the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date indicated in it.