11. The foundation of an institution may designate its chair to act as a non-voting observer on the institution’s board of directors. If there is more than one foundation for an institution or if the board of directors administers one or more grouped institutions for which there are one or more foundations, the foundations concerned, as a group, designate one of their chairs to act as such. The non-voting observer’s term of office must not exceed three years.
For the purposes of paragraph 4 of sections 9 and 10, persons who perform nursing assistant activities are deemed to be members of the institution’s council of nurses. For the purposes of paragraph 5 of sections 9 and 10, midwives who have entered into a service contract with an institution under section 259.2 of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) are deemed to be members of the institution’s multidisciplinary council.
As in the case of independent members, the persons designated or appointed under paragraphs 6 and 7 of sections 9 and 10 may not be employed by the institution or practice their profession there. In addition, a person, other than an observer, who is a member of the board of directors of a foundation of the institution may not sit on the institution’s board of directors.
However, the president and executive director of an institution may also sit on the board of directors of a foundation of that institution.
2015, c. 1, s. 11; 2017, c. 21, s. 11.