33. Once the order under section 32 has been made, and if necessary, the Minister, in accordance with section 318 of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S‐4.2) and despite sections 325 to 327 of that Act, requests the entreprise registrar to issue letters patent amalgamating all the public institutions covered by the proposal and having their head office in the territory of the local health and social services network concerned to form a public institution constituted under that Act.
The letters patent must, despite the second paragraph of section 319 of the Act respecting health services and social services, name 15 persons who will act as provisional members of the board of directors of the new public institution resulting from the amalgamation for a period of two years from the issue of the letters patent. Those persons, chosen after consulting with the institutions covered by the proposal, must include one member of the board of directors of each of those institutions. Upon appointment by the provisional members of the board of directors, the executive director of the institution also sits on the board.
The new public institution resulting from the amalgamation acts as the local authority of the local health and social services network concerned. It is not a government agency or a government enterprise within the meaning of the Auditor General Act (chapter V-5.01).
2003, c. 21, s. 33; 2005, c. 32, s. 234.