54. (1) The Minister shall issue a certificate of acceptance to a foreign national wishing to stay temporarily in Québec to receive medical treatment in a public institution within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2), if the foreign national:
(a) produces documents establishing that the medical treatment required by his state of health cannot be obtained in his country of residence;
(b) except when the attending physician certifies in writing that any delay would seriously compromise his state of health, produces an attestation from the Minister of Health and Social Services to the effect that the care required can be administered;
(c) agrees to undergo medical treatment in Québec only for the period indicated in his application for a certificate of acceptance;
(d) includes with his application documents showing that the costs of his stay and his medical and hospital treatments will be paid;
(e) has paid the fees prescribed in section 57 for the processing of his application for a certificate of acceptance.
(2) Before the terms of his undertaking referred to in subsection 1 may be changed, the foreign national must submit a new application for a certificate of acceptance.
(3) The certificate of acceptance is issued for the expected duration of the medical treatment. At the expiry of the period of validity of the certificate, a new certificate of acceptance may, upon application by the foreign national, be issued to him to complete his medical treatment.