131. The board of directors of a hospital centre may take disciplinary measures in respect of a physician, dentist or pharmacist. The disciplinary measures that may be taken in respect of a physician or dentist are the following: the non-renewal of status or privileges, a reprimand, a change of status, the deprivation of privileges, the suspension of status or privileges for a specific period, the prohibition from using certain resources of the institution, and the revocation of status or privileges. The disciplinary measures that may be taken in respect of a pharmacist are the following: a reprimand or the suspension or revocation of status. The revocation of status of a pharmacist entails his dismissal by the hospital centre.
The board of directors of a hospital centre shall consult the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists before deciding to apply any measure under this section. If the hospital centre is affiliated with a university, the board of directors shall also consult the university in accordance with the terms of the contract of affiliation.
The non-renewal or the revocation of status or privileges must be substantiated and based only on a lack of qualification, on scientific incompetence, negligence, misconduct or non-observance of the regulations and the by-laws of the hospital centre or of the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists, having regard to the particular requirements of the hospital centre.
The application of disciplinary measures must be done in accordance with the procedure prescribed by regulation.
1974, c. 42, s. 48; 1984, c. 47, s. 178; 1992, c. 21, s. 375.