188.8.131.52. A physician subject to the application of an agreement or a physician who has withdrawn who practises in a private health facility, or a physician subject to the application of an agreement who practises in a specialized medical centre within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) must post in public view, in the waiting room of the facility or centre where the physician practises, the tariff of fees for services, supplies or accessory costs prescribed or provided for in an agreement that the physician may charge an insured person, in accordance with the ninth paragraph of section 22, and the tariff of fees for medical services rendered by the physician that are non-insured services or services not considered insured services by regulation. Physicians who share a common waiting room may post a single notice.
No amount other than a fee posted in accordance with the first paragraph may be charged, directly or indirectly, to an insured person for a medical service received in a private health facility or a specialized medical centre.
An insured person from whom payment is demanded must be given an itemized invoice stating the tariff of fees for any accessory services, supplies or costs and for each non-insured medical service and each medical service not considered insured.
The notice posted under the first paragraph and the invoice must mention the remedy provided for in the first paragraph of section 22.0.1.
For the purposes of this section or any other provision of this Act, a non-insured service or a service not considered insured is deemed to remain such even if it is required before, during or after the provision of an insured service. This also applies to the accessory services, supplies and costs mentioned in the first paragraph.
A physician subject to the application of an agreement or a physician who has withdrawn who contravenes the first, third or fourth paragraph is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of $500 to $1,000 and, for a subsequent offence, to a fine of $1,000 to $2,000.
A person who contravenes the second paragraph is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of $1,000 to $2,500 and, for a subsequent offence, to a fine of $2,000 to $5,000.