38. An agency must, insofar as its three-year pre-hospital emergency service organization plan provides for it and taking into account the resources available, take the necessary measures to support the implementation of a first responder service in its territory.
The agency must, for that purpose, enter into, with interested municipalities having jurisdiction in its territory, an agreement the content of which must be consistent with the content determined under paragraph 12 of section 3 pursuant to which the municipality shall designate one or more services able to offer first responder services. The services so designated must be certified by the agency.
Any municipality may enter into an agreement described in the second paragraph. A municipality that is a party to such an agreement has the powers necessary for its execution in particular the power to entrust the responsibilities vested in it to a non-profit legal person constituted under an Act of Québec.
2002, c. 69, s. 38; 2005, c. 32, s. 296.