9. Any child placed in a foster family or by an institution which operates a rehabilitation centre or a hospital centre has the right to communicate in all confidentiality with his advocate, the director who has taken charge of his situations, the Commission and the judges and clerks of the tribunal.
He may also communicate in all confidentiality with his parents, brothers and sisters, unless the tribunal decides otherwise.
He may also communicate in all confidentiality with any other person unless the tribunal decides otherwise or the executive director of the institution operating the rehabilitation centre, the hospital centre or the person he authorizes in writing considers it to be in the best interests of the child to prevent him from communicating with that person. The decision of the executive director must give reasons, be rendered in writing and be given to the child and, whenever possible, to the child’s parents.
The child or his parents may refer to the tribunal any decision of the executive director preventing him from communicating with any person. The application is heard and decided by preference.
The tribunal shall confirm or quash the decision of the executive director. It may, in addition, order the executive director to take certain measures relating to the right of the child to communicate thenceforth with the person contemplated in the decision of the executive director or with any other person.
1977, c. 20, s. 9; 1981, c. 2, s. 3; 1984, c. 4, s. 7; 1988, c. 21, s. 119; 1989, c. 53, s. 11, s. 12; 1992, c. 21, s. 212; 1994, c. 35, s. 8; 2006, c. 34, s. 6; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).