34. Except in emergencies, before refusing to issue, modify or renew a licence, suspending or revoking a licence, or subjecting a licence to any condition, restriction or prohibition, the Minister must notify the centre in writing as prescribed by section 5 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J-3) and allow the centre at least 10 days to submit observations.
The Minister must notify the centre in writing of the decision to suspend, revoke or refuse to issue, modify or renew the licence, or subject the licence to a condition, restriction or prohibition, giving the reasons.
The Minister’s notice must also mention that the prohibition against remuneration if a licence is suspended, revoked or not renewed, provided for in the second paragraph of section 188.8.131.52.1 of the Health Insurance Act (chapter A-29), applies. The notice may be sent to the physicians practising at the centre concerned. Similarly, a decision by the Minister to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew the licence must state that the prohibition against remuneration applies. The Minister must send a copy of the decision without delay to the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, which, upon receiving it, must inform the physicians practising at the centre concerned that the prohibition against their being remunerated applies.
The operator whose licence is suspended, revoked or not renewed must immediately inform the clientele of the centre concerned.
2009, c. 30, s. 34; 2015, c. 25, s. 8.