32.2. The Commission may make an agreement with any association of experts as to the fees and expenses to which experts are entitled when acting within the scope of this Act. Such an agreement shall apply throughout the territory of Québec.
Where no such agreement has been made with an association, any regional centre or any group of regional centres may make an agreement with an association of experts or with individuals who agree to act as expert witnesses. Such an agreement shall apply throughout the territory of Québec or in the regions specified in the agreement.
Where an agreement has been made, a centre may not, except where no expert to which the agreement applies is able to act, pay fees or expenses for expert testimony in excess of those stipulated in the agreement.
In the absence of any agreement or where no expert to whom the agreement applies is able to act, the director general shall fix the amount of the fees and expenses payable to experts.