18. The board of directors may hold an inquiry on any matter related to medical deontology, the discipline of the members of the Order and the dignity of the profession.
For the purposes of that inquiry, the board of directors shall delegate a member of the Order who may obtain from any physician, institution or patient all information he deems useful, without any of them being entitled to invoke professional secrecy.
On refusal to answer or to file any document in connection with the inquiry or to allow the taking of copy of such a document, the Order may obtain, on an application duly served on the interested party, an order of the Superior Court equivalent to an order for contempt of court.
1973, c. 46, s. 18; 1974, c. 65, s. 70; 1992, c. 21, s. 375; 2008, c. 11, s. 212; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).