126.2. An agency may, after consulting the institutions concerned, proposes to the Minister that two or more institutions operating a general and specialized hospital centre with 50 or more beds and having their head offices in the territory of the agency, be administered by the same board of directors.
The Minister may, if of the opinion that the circumstances warrant it, allow that the measures provided for in the first paragraph be applicable even if one of the institutions operates a general and specialized hospital centre with less than 50 beds.
The first paragraph does not apply to an institution referred to in the third paragraph of section 126.
1996, c. 36, s. 2; 2001, c. 24, s. 7.