190. The head of a clinical department is accountable to the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists for
(1) supervising the manner in which medicine, dentistry and pharmacy are practised in his department;
(2) drawing up, for his department, rules governing medical and dental care and rules governing the use of medicines which take into account the necessity of providing adequate services to users and the organization and available resources of the institution;
(3) giving his opinion on the privileges and status to be granted to a physician or dentist upon an application for appointment or renewal of appointment and on the obligations attached to the enjoyment of such privileges and, if a clinical department of pharmacy is formed in the hospital centre, giving his opinion on the status to be granted to a pharmacist upon an application for appointment.
Notwithstanding the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1), all records concerning the exercise of the role described in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph shall be confidential. No person may have access to them except the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists, the Administrative Tribunal of Québec or the representatives of a professional order in the performance of the duties assigned to it by law.
The rules drawn up under subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph must provide that the professional practice of physicians, dentists and pharmacists of clinical departments adhere to a single set of rules.
Where no clinical department head is designated or where the clinical department head is not a physician, dentist or pharmacist, the responsibilities listed in the first paragraph shall be exercised by the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists.
Where the head of a clinical department neglects to draw up rules governing medical and dental care and rules governing the use of medicines, the board of directors may request that the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists draw up such rules.
1991, c. 42, s. 190; 1992, c. 21, s. 70; 1994, c. 40, s. 457; 1997, c. 43, s. 725.