27. Notwithstanding section 6 of this Act, the first Bureau shall be composed of the following persons:
(1) six directors appointed by the Office des professions du Québec and chosen from among the persons who, on 1 April 1995, are entered on the register of acupuncturists; they are deemed to be elected directors;
(2) two other directors appointed by the Office des professions du Québec, at least one of whom is not a member of a professional order and is not entered on the register of acupuncturists, after consultation with the Québec Interprofessional Council and the different socio-economic groups; they are deemed to be appointed under section 78 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
(3) one president elected by the vote of the directors referred to in subparagraph 1 from among their number by secret ballot; he is deemed to be elected in the manner provided for in subparagraph b of the first paragraph of section 64 of the Professional Code.
For the purposes of section 75 of the Professional Code, the territory of Québec constitutes a single region until the date of the coming into force of a regulation made pursuant to section 65 of the Code and having as its object the delimitation of the territory of Québec into regions for the purposes of section 65.
The term of the president is a four-year term beginning on his election and the term of the directors is a four-year term beginning on their appointment.
Any vacancy in the office of a director deemed to be elected shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by a new director appointed by the Office des professions du Québec from among the persons entered on the register of acupuncturists, if the vacancy occurs before 1 July 1995, or from among the members of the Order, if the vacancy occurs after that date.