30.1. If the Minister considers that the quality or adequate supply of medical services offered in Québec or in a particular region of Québec by professionals subject to the application of an agreement would be affected by an increase in the number of non-participating professionals engaged in the same kind of activities, the Minister may make an order suspending the possibility for professionals subject to the application of an agreement to become non-participating professionals and engage in the same kind of activities in Québec or in a particular region of Québec.
The Minister’s order shall state the duration of the suspension, the type of activities and the region concerned, and the date on which the suspension comes into force, which may not be more than 30 days earlier than the date of the order. The order shall be made public by the Minister immediately and must be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The suspension period may not exceed two years. If the Minister considers it necessary, the Minister may extend the suspension period in the same manner, provided each extension does not exceed two years.
Any notice of non-participation that would take effect during the suspension period is null.