5. The operator of a place may identify rooms where smoking is permitted
(1) for persons receiving services from an intermediate resource or for persons lodged by an institution and receiving services from a general and specialized hospital centre in a psychiatric unit or department or services from a residential and long-term care centre, from a rehabilitation centre or from a psychiatric hospital centre;
(1.1) for persons admitted by an institution operating a general and specialized hospital centre who may, for medical purposes, use a product considered to be tobacco, to the extent provided by government regulation;
(2) for persons temporarily lodged in a place referred to in paragraph 7.2 of section 2.
However, the number of rooms where smoking is permitted may not exceed 20% of the rooms available for all the clientele. Furthermore, the rooms where smoking is permitted must be grouped together so as to provide maximum protection to non-smokers given the total floor space, use and ventilation of the place.
This section shall not operate to prevent the operator of a place from setting certain conditions for the use of tobacco in a room where smoking is permitted or from prohibiting a person lodged in the place to smoke in such a room if the operator considers that the person’s smoking would pose a threat to the person’s own safety or the safety of others.
1998, c. 33, s. 5; 2001, c. 42, s. 3; 2005, c. 29, s. 7; 2015, c. 28, s. 10.