S-4.2 - Act respecting health services and social services

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30.1. Only a person who qualifies as an independent person in the opinion of the board of directors may be appointed as a local service quality and complaints commissioner or as an assistant local service quality and complaints commissioner.
A person qualifies as independent if the person has no direct or indirect relation or interest, in particular of a financial, commercial, professional or philanthropic nature, likely to interfere with the exercise of the person’s functions as regards the interests of users.
A person is deemed not to be independent if that person
(1)  has an immediate family member who is the executive director or an assistant executive director of an institution and would, as a local commissioner or as an assistant local commissioner, be responsible for examining the complaints from users of the institution; or
(2)  provides goods or services for valuable consideration to an institution and would, as a local commissioner or as an assistant local commissioner, be responsible for examining the complaints from users of the institution.
Local commissioners and assistant local commissioners must remain independent throughout their mandate.
For the purposes of this section, immediate family member means a person’s spouse or child, the spouse’s child, the person’s mother or father, the spouse of the person’s mother or father, or the spouse of the person’s child or of the person’s spouse’s child.
2020, c. 242020, c. 24, s. 10.