142. A person authorized in writing by the Minister to carry out an inspection may, at any reasonable time, enter any premises other than a professional’s private consulting office, where he has reason to believe that operations or activities for which a permit is required under this Act are carried on and any institution, in order to ascertain whether the Act and the regulations thereunder are being complied with.
That person must, if he is so required, produce a certificate signed by the Minister attesting his capacity.
Every person who hinders, impedes or attempts to hinder or to impede that person in the performance of his duties is guilty of an offence.
1971, c. 48, s. 101; 1974, c. 42, s. 52; 1978, c. 72, s. 37; 1984, c. 27, s. 98; 1986, c. 95, s. 308; 1992, c. 21, s. 375.