22. (1) The Minister of Justice may, by order, require a registrar to replace or reconstitute the whole or part of any document kept by the registrar, so as to ensure the conservation of the rights registered in the document and make it easier to consult it.
The replacement or reconstitution may be effected by transcription, photocopy, microfilm or any other means that will ensure the conservation of the information in the document and make it easier to consult it.
The Minister shall determine, in the order, the means to be used to replace or reconstitute the document and the manner of proceeding with such replacement or reconstitution so as to ensure its authenticity.
(2) Where a document is replaced, the registrar shall collate the reproduction with the original and certify in writing and under his oath of office that it is a true reproduction of the original.
Where a document is reconstituted, the registrar shall certify in writing and under his oath of office that it has been reconstituted in accordance with the order of the Minister.
(3) Any reproduction so certified has the same authenticity, validity and effect as the document it replaces or of which it is a reconstitution and the provisions of the Civil Code respecting the organization of registry offices apply.
(4) The Government may regulate, for the documents subject to registration, the lay-out of the text, the quality and dimensions of the paper and writing of the copies presented for registration and the manner of keeping documents being part of the records of the registry office.