6. A resident of Québec who is outside Québec for 183 days or more in any calendar year, excluding periods of 21 consecutive days or less, ceases to be a resident of Québec for the whole calendar year during which the absence occurred.
Notwithstanding the first paragraph, a person who is outside Québec for 183 days or more during the first 12 months of becoming a resident of Québec, excluding periods of 21 consecutive days or less, shall be deemed not to have settled in Québec.
The calculation of any period resulting in the loss of the status of resident of Québec shall be suspended
(1) for the entire period during which a resident of Québec is unable to return to Québec because of ill health, if the person is hospitalized throughout that period and sends the Board a medical certificate confirming the inability to return to Québec and indicating the date of the onset of the incapacity and its expected duration. This also applies to any resident of Québec who is assisting that person and so notifies the Board. However, this paragraph applies only if the status of resident of Québec would otherwise be lost during the hospitalization; or
(2) for the length of any stay in an institution in another province that has concluded an agreement with the Gouvernement du Québec to make beds available to residents of Québec requiring long-term hospital care.
O.C. 1470-92, s. 6; O.C. 67-94, s. 4; O.C. 552-2001, s. 4.