4. The Minister determines 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.
Where a document is replaced, the registrar collates the reproduction with the original and certifies in writing and under his oath of office that it is a true reproduction of the original.
Where a document is reconstituted, the registrar certifies in writing and under his oath of office that the reproduction has been carried out in accordance with the order of the Minister.
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 relating to the organization of registry offices apply.
R. S. 1964, c. 319, s. 5; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 14, s. 81; 1978, c. 15, s. 140; 1983, c. 55, s. 161; 1992, c. 57, s. 447.