24. The powers of a regional council shall be exercised by a board of directors composed of 15 members including the director general. The members must reside or hold regular employment in the region for which the regional council is established.
Two members shall be elected for three years by the mayors of the municipalities of the region.
Three members shall be appointed for three years by the Minister after consultation with the most representative socio-economic groups in the region.
One member shall be elected for three years by the executive directors of the institutions of the region from among their number.
The other members shall be appointed for three years by the following bodies of the region:
(a) one by the hospital centres;
(b) one by the councils of physicians, dentists and pharmacists constituted in the institutions and chosen among their members;
(c) one by the local community service centres;
(d) one by the social service centres;
(e) one by the reception centres;
(f) one by the universities;
(g) one by the general and vocational colleges;
(h) one by the voluntary bodies in the region working in the field of health and social services and recognized as such by the regional council.
Failing any of these classes of bodies in the region or if the election or appointment of a member does not take place, the Minister shall make the appointment after consulting the board of directors of the regional council.
No member of a regional council elected or appointed under the second or third paragraph or subparagraph f, g or h of the fifth paragraph may hold employment or practise a profession in an institution.
The procedure that must be followed for the election or appointment of such members shall be determined by regulation.
Any person concerned may take an application to the Administrative Tribunal of Québec for contestation or annulment of any election or appointment made in virtue of this section.
The Tribunal may confirm or annul the election or appointment of a member, or declare another person validly elected.
Where the Tribunal annuls the election of a member without declaring another person validly elected or where the Tribunal annuls the appointment of a member, a new election must be held or a new appointment made without delay.
The member so elected or appointed shall remain in office for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the member whose election or appointment was annulled.
1971, c. 48, s. 21; 1974, c. 42, s. 12; 1977, c. 48, s. 7; 1978, c. 72, s. 2; 1981, c. 22, s. 44; 1984, c. 47, s. 208; 1986, c. 57, s. 6; 1992, c. 21, s. 375; 1997, c. 43, s. 744.