58.1. The member referred to in subparagraph b of the first paragraph of section 54 is ex officio the chairman of the regional council.
The chairman shall exercise the functions of office on a full-time basis and is entitled to the remuneration determined by the Government.
The members of the board of directors shall designate a vice-chairman from among their number. The vice-chairman shall be appointed for a one-year term that may be renewed.