59. Any person concerned may make an application to the Administrative Tribunal of Québec for contestation or annulment of any election or appointment held or made under subparagraph c, d, e or f of the first paragraph of section 54.
The motion must be presented within 60 days of the date on which the results of the election are known.
On receipt of the motion, the secretary of the Tribunal shall send a copy to the person against whom the proceedings are brought and to the Minister of Health and Social Services. The Minister may intervene at any stage in the proceeding and in such case is a party thereto.
The Tribunal may confirm or annul the election or appointment 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 thus 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.
1977, c. 48, s. 9; 1997, c. 43, s. 746.