1. This Act applies to family-type resources within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) and to intermediate resources within the meaning of that Act provided, in the latter case, that the natural person operating the resource
(1) takes in, at his or her principal place of residence, a maximum of nine users referred by one or more public institutions; and
(2) even in the temporary absence of users, maintains his or her principal place of residence as a residence for such users.
This Act also applies to the associations that represent such resources.