21. Any person who is dissatisfied with the continuance of confinement or with a decision made under this Act, with regard to himself or to a person that he represents or in whom he shows a special interest, may contest the continuance of confinement or the decision before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec. A letter to the Tribunal from the person under confinement setting out the subject and grounds of the contestation constitutes a motion within the meaning of section 110 of the Act respecting administrative justice (chapter J‐3).
The Tribunal may also act on its own initiative to review the continuance of confinement or a decision made under this Act with regard to any person under confinement.
A proceeding before the Tribunal, or the intervention of the Tribunal on its own initiative, does not suspend confinement or the execution of the decision, unless a member of the Tribunal decides otherwise.