171. The board of directors shall establish priorities and orientations for every institution under its administration and see to it that they are observed.
Priorities shall focus on the physical and mental health needs as well as on the social needs to be satisfied, the populations to be served and the services to be provided.
Priorities must take account of the distinctive geographical, linguistic, sociocultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the users and of the human, material and financial resources put at the disposal of the institution.
In addition, the priorities must conform to the medical and dental staffing plan approved by the regional board under section 378 and with the regional service organization plans provided for in section 347.