10. No deed, document or writing is binding on the department or may be attributed to the Minister unless it is signed by him, by the Deputy Minister or by an officer and only, in the case of an officer, to the extent determined by regulation of the Government published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The Government may, however, on conditions fixed by it, allow the required signature to be affixed by means of an automatic device to those documents it determines.
The Government may also allow a facsimile of the required signature to be engraved, lithographed or printed on those documents it determines. In that case, the facsimile has the same value as the signature itself if the document is countersigned by a person authorized by the Minister.
R. S. 1964, c. 199, s. 10; 1978, c. 18, s. 4.