171. The Minister may develop and implement a plan allowing a non-profit legal person, other than one to which section 157 of this Act applies, that on 14 May 1997 is the holder of a day care centre permit, to become, subject to the conditions determined by the Minister, eligible for grants, including grants for operating expenses, determined under the new provisions of section 41.6 of the Act and included in the budgetary spending program.
The said permit holder shall become the holder of a childcare centre permit issued under the new provisions of section 7 of the Act as soon as the grants have been made by the Minister. The permit holder must, in the ensuing year, 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 has 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 permit holder must also cease to use a name which includes the expression “day care centre” in the year following the issue of the permit.