13. Emergency: Where the condition of a person who has requested admission to a ward necessitates immediate attention and where there are no vacancies in a ward, the hospital centre shall admit this person to a private or semi-private room until such vacancy occurs. In such case, the hospital centre may not claim any amount whatsoever from such person for use of the room.
Where the condition of a person lodging in a ward is such that, in the professional judgment of his attending physician or a specialized nurse practitioner, it is necessary to transfer this person to a private or semi-private room for health reasons or for his own safety or that of others, the hospital centre shall transfer him to such room for the period during which his stay therein is medically necessary. In such case, the hospital centre may not claim any amount whatsoever from this person for use of the room.
Where a person has requested admission to a private or semi-private room and such room is assigned to him and reserved in his name, he must pay the tariff prescribed therefor even if his stay in such room, coronary unit or intensive care unit becomes medically necessary.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. A-28, r. 1, s. 13; O.C. 1100-90, s. 7; S.Q. 2020, c. 6, s. 52.