71. Every clinical department of a hospital centre shall be directed by a head who shall be a physician or a dentist, except the clinical biochemistry which may be headed by a clinical biochemist. Every head of department shall be appointed for not more than four years by the board of directors of the centre after consultation with the physicians, the dentists or, where applicable, the clinical biochemists practising in the department, with the director of professional services and with the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists. If the hospital centre is affiliated with a university, appointment of the department heads must be made after consultation with the university under the terms of the contract of affiliation.
1974, c. 42, s. 18; 1984, c. 47, s. 208; 1989, c. 35, s. 1.