31. Except for an application for which the Board issued a health insurance card without the photograph or signature of the insured person under sections 8, 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 or, where applicable, section 8.0.3 of the Regulation respecting forms and statements of fees under the Health Insurance Act (chapter A-29, r. 7), any application for registration, for renewal of registration or for the replacement of a health insurance card shall be authenticated, as the case may be, by an institution, by the Board, by a house of detention within the meaning of the Act respecting probation and houses of detention (chapter P-26) in the case of an incarcerated person, by a penitentiary within the meaning of the Act respecting corrections and the conditional release and detention of offenders and to establish the office of Correctional Investigator (S.C. 1992, c. 20) in the case of an inmate and by the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles in the case of a refugee receiving benefits under a last resort assistance program provided for in the Individual and Family Assistance Act (chapter A-13.1.1).
Moreover, an application for renewal of registration or for replacement of a health insurance card may also be authenticated by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec or the persons that it appoints in accordance with section 69.1 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2).
Furthermore, in the case of foreign citizens working in Québec for a government other than that of Canada or Québec or working for an organization recognized by the Gouvernement du Québec and coming under a government other than that of Canada or Québec and having signed an agreement with the Minister of Health and Social Services as referred to in section 10.1 of the Act Respecting the ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (chapter M-19.2), an application for registration or for replacement of a health insurance card may also be authenticated by the Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade.
O.C. 1470-92, s. 31; O.C. 67-94, s. 10; O.C. 533-95, s. 2; O.C. 505-96, s. 14; O.C. 944-2013, s. 9.