26. A person who deposits private archives with or transfers them to Bibliothèque et Archives nationales or a public body referred to in paragraphs 4 to 7 of the schedule may make a written agreement with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales on a period during which the archives will not be accessible. Failing such an agreement, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales or the public body may determine the period.
In no case may the period be longer than 100 years from the date of the documents or, in the case of nominative information, 30 years from the death of the person concerned or 100 years from the date of the document in the case of information relating to the person’s health.
The person mentioned in the first paragraph retains access to the archives, however, for himself or for the person he authorizes.
1983, c. 38, s. 26; 2002, c. 19, s. 17; 2004, c. 25, s. 43.