37.7. An institution operating a child and youth protection centre may, for the same purposes as those mentioned in section 37.6, enter into an agreement with a Native community represented by its band council or by the northern village council or with a group of communities so represented that specifies the terms applicable to the authorizations granted by the director for the exercise of one or more of the exclusive responsibilities of the director provided for in the following paragraph.
The director may, within the framework of such an agreement, authorize a person who is an employee of the Native community or the group of communities, in writing and to the extent the director specifies,
(1) to carry out the assessment of a child’s situation and living conditions as provided for in subparagraph b of the first paragraph of section 32, without, however, allowing that person to decide whether the security or development of the child is in danger; and
(2) to exercise, under the director’s authority as regards clinical matters or under the authority of the person the director authorizes in writing, one or more of the responsibilities provided for in subparagraphs b to e and h.1 of the first paragraph of section 32.
Section 35 and any other section that applies to a person acting under section 32 apply to a person authorized to exercise a responsibility under this section. The director may, at any time, terminate an authorization.