108. In an exceptional case and if the Minister considers it warranted and in the public interest, the Minister may authorize the application of a measure that departs from a standard established by or under this Act other than a standard established under any of paragraphs 13, 14, 16 and 21 to 30 of section 106.
The Minister may also, in a subsidy agreement under section 92, set core hours other than those determined under paragraph 28 of section 106, if the Minister believes that such core hours are preferable given the childcare needs of the parents and the childcare services offered by other childcare providers in the territory served by the applicant for a permit or the childcare provider.
However, before the Minister may authorize the application of a measure that departs from a standard established under paragraph 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 or 15 of section 106, the permit holder or applicant must prove to the Minister that the proposed measure is appropriate and would, to the same degree, ensure the health and safety and foster the development and well-being of the children.
2005, c. 47, s. 108; 2009, c. 36, s. 98.