36. Regardless of the number of permits in force or the number of applications for permits, the Minister, the regional board or the regional council, as the case may be, shall issue the permit if the applicant fulfils the conditions and procedures determined by regulation of the Minister or of the regional board or regional council and pays the duties prescribed by regulation.
He shall however issue a first permit to every person operating a laboratory or an ambulance service on 17 April 1974.
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, the Minister may deny any application for a laboratory permit if he is of opinion that the needs of the region where the laboratory is to be located do not justify it.
The Minister, the regional board or the regional council, as the case may be, may likewise deny any application for an ambulance service permit or refuse to authorize the number of ambulances the applicant wishes to use when the maximum number fixed under paragraph c of the second paragraph of section 2 has been reached.
No ambulance service permit may be issued after 17 July 1989 for the territory of the Corporation d’urgences-santé de la région de Montréal Métropolitain.
1972, c. 42, s. 30; 1977, c. 47, s. 4; 1981, c. 22, s. 109; 1984, c. 47, s. 118; 1988, c. 47, s. 9; 1992, c. 21, s. 249.