30. When the Minister considers that the number of professionals who are non-participating professionals throughout Québec or in any region of Québec, or the number of those engaged in the same kind of activities who are non-participating professionals throughout Québec or in any region of Québec is too large to allow the insured services to continue to be rendered under uniform conditions, he shall cause a notice to be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec setting forth the situation.
From the eighth day after the publication of the notice, the Government may order, by regulation, that the professionals in the field of health contemplated in the notice shall not exact or receive, from the date of the coming into force of the regulation, for insured services they have furnished to insured persons, any remuneration other than that provided for in an agreement in force. The Board shall reimburse to the insured persons the cost of the insured services they have received from such professionals.
The decree provided for in the second paragraph shall be for a period of not more than 90 days from the coming into force of the regulation.
The professionals in the field of health contemplated in the second paragraph are the professionals who have become non-participating professionals from the date fixed in the regulation, which may be earlier than the date of the coming into force of the regulation.
The insured services the cost of which is reimbursed by the Board are those that have been rendered by the professionals in the field of health from the date fixed in the regulation.
Sections 31 to 35 apply to those professionals in the field of health, with the necessary modifications.
1970, c. 37, s. 24; 1970, c. 38, s. 9; 1970, c. 42, s. 17; 1979, c. 1, s. 19; 1999, c. 89, s. 42.