90. Subject to the powers conferred on a regional board by the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2), the Corporation shall exercise, in its territory, the functions assigned to a regional board by this Act, in particular functions associated with the planning, organization and coordination of the organization of pre-hospital emergency services, including the establishment of a first responder service. The Corporation shall also exercise functions associated with the operation of a health communication centre and an ambulance service.
The Corporation may also directly or indirectly exercise activities ancillary to those provided for in the first paragraph, act as a consultant in matters relating to the organization, management or training of the players in the organization of pre-hospital emergency services, and see to the commercial development or the dissemination of that expertise within or outside Québec.
Before exercising or causing to be exercised any of the activities provided for in the second paragraph, the Corporation must enter into an agreement with the Minister and make public the conditions of the agreement.
In addition, the Corporation must, as regards pre-hospital emergency services, ensure coordination between its services and the policies of the regional boards in its territory.