S-5, r. 3 - Regulation respecting the financial management of institutions and regional councils

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37. Diagnostic tests: A public institution that is unable to carry out diagnostic tests in its own facilities shall entrust such tests to a Québec hospital centre or one of the following laboratories: the Service de virologie de l’Université Laval, the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of McGill University, the Laboratoire d’endocrinologie de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec (Hôpital St-Luc), the Institut Armand-Frappier, the Laboratories Bio-Endo Inc., the Institut de Diagnostic et de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal and the Montréal and Québec Canadian Red Cross centres.
Where an institution is unable to obtain diagnostic tests from any agency described in the first paragraph, it shall provide the regional council concerned with a list of such tests, their number and their cost, and obtain the authorization of the regional council to apply to another laboratory.
O.C. 1127-84, s. 37.