257. A physician or dentist who ceases to practise in a centre without the authorization of the board of directors and without giving prior notice of at least 60 days or before the end of the period indicated in the notice becomes, from the date fixed by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, a non-participating professional for the purposes of the Health Insurance Act (chapter A-29) for a period equal to twice the number of days remaining of the notice given.
The board of directors shall forthwith inform the Régie that the physician or dentist has left, and shall indicate the period for which he becomes a non-participating professional.
Where, on the advice of the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists, as the case may be, the board of directors believes that the departure of a physician or dentist may affect the quality or adequacy of the medical or dental services offered to the population served by a centre, it shall inform the Ordre professionnel des médecins du Québec or the Ordre professionnel des dentistes du Québec, as the case may be, in writing.
1991, c. 42, s. 257; 1994, c. 40, s. 457; 1999, c. 89, s. 53.