12. No deed, document or writing is binding upon the department or attributable to the Minister unless signed by him, the Deputy Minister or an officer and only, in the last case, to the extent determined by regulation of the Government published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The Government may, however, on the conditions fixed by it, allow the required signature to be affixed by means of an automatic device to such documents as it determines.
The Government may also allow a facsimile of the required signature to be engraved, lithographed or printed on such documents as it determines; in such case, the facsimile has the same validity as the signature itself if the document is countersigned by a person authorized by the Minister.
R. S. 1964, c. 101, s. 13; 1973, c. 22, s. 6.