52.1. The Government may, of its own initiative or upon a petition by the board of directors of the research institute or superior school concerned and after obtaining the advice of the Board of Governors, issue new letters patent to replace the letters patent and supplementary letters patent issued under section 50, 52 or 57.
The research institutes and superior schools created by virtue of the letters patent thus replaced shall continue their existence and shall be governed by the new provisions. By-laws and other decisions made by these research institutes and superior schools continue to apply and are deemed to have been made pursuant to the new letters patent provided they are not incompatible therewith.
A notice of the issue of the letters patent under this section shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.