26. No person may be confined in a health or social services institution for a psychiatric assessment or following a psychiatric assessment concluding that confinement is necessary, without the person’s consent or without authorization by law or the court.
Consent may be given by the person having parental authority or, in the case of a person of full age unable to express his wishes, by his mandatary, tutor or curator. Such consent may be given by the representative only if the person concerned does not object.
1991, c. 64, a. 26; 1997, c. 75, s. 29; I.N. 2014-05-01.