157. Every person that, on 31 August 1997, is the holder of a day care centre permit or a home day care agency permit, is receiving, among the grants provided for in the budgetary spending program of the Office, a grant for the operating expenses of the day care centre or home day care agency and is
(1) a non-profit legal person the majority of the members of whose board of directors are parents who are users of the childcare provided by the day care centre or, in the case of an agency, by persons responsible for home day care recognized by the legal person, provided that such parents are neither members of the staff of the centre or agency, nor persons responsible for home day care or their assistants, or
(2) a cooperative whose board of directors is composed as described in subparagraph 1,
shall become, on 1 September 1997, the holder of a childcare centre permit issued under the new provisions of section 7 of the Act.
A person that becomes the holder of a childcare centre permit pursuant to this section has until 31 August 1999 to bring the composition of its board of directors into conformity with the requirements of the new provisions of the first paragraph of section 7 of the Act, and until 31 August 2002 to become a childcare centre within the meaning of the new provisions of section 1 of the Act, on pain of revocation of the permit. The person must also cease to use a name which includes the expression “day care centre” in the year following the issue of the permit.
Where the holder of a home day care agency permit becomes the holder of a childcare centre permit pursuant to this section, the persons having been recognized by the permit holder as persons responsible for home day care are deemed to be home childcare providers recognized by the permit holder, subject to the new provisions of the Act and the regulations.