12. Cooks and assistant cooks: It is forbidden for an employer to engage any cook or assistant cook or any food handler who cannot produce a certificate, dating back less than 7 years, certifying his immunity to smallpox — successful vaccination or accelerated reaction — and a medical certificate dating back less than 3 months at the time of hiring, establishing that he is not suffering from a contagious or venereal disease, and that he is not a carrier of germs likely to cause an infection transmissible by food. Such medical certificate shall involve the same examinations as those that are specified on the certificate form supplied by the Minister. The certificate shall only be valid for 1 year after the date of issue.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 3, s. 12.