29.0.9. As of 1 April 2018, where the duty of a senior officer requires that the senior officer be available on a regular and continuous basis outside the senior officer’s standard work schedule and that the establishment in which the senior officer works offers services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, the senior officer receives an availability allowance.
That allowance represents 3.5% of the director’s salary and 3% of the assistant director’s salary. The allowance replaces the compensation for availability referred to in section 27.
The allowance is paid to the senior officer in the form of a lump sum in proportion to the time worked and according to the procedures of the employer’s pay system. A statutory holiday, a flexible leave, an annual leave and a personal leave are considered to be time worked.
The board of directors of the institution must designate the senior officer who is required to ensure continuity in the delivery of health services or social services in order to avoid any break in the continuity of such services.
This section does not apply to a physician officer referred to in section 8.1.