72. No person may found, alter, enlarge, convey or cease to operate an establishment in whole or in part without the authorization of the Gouvernement.
The founding of an establishment includes the acquisition or use of land or buildings and new construction or alterations.
Notwithstanding the first and second paragraphs, the authorization of the Gouvernement is not required for construction or alteration works or for the signing of leases the value of or total rental for which is within the financial limits fixed by regulation. The written authorization of the Minister is sufficient in such cases.
No person may modify the operation or change the category or class of an establishment without the written authorization of the Minister. When the Minister gives such authorization, he must so notify the regional council of the region where the establishment is situated.
1971, c. 48, s. 44; 1974, c. 42, s. 19; 1977, c. 48, s. 12.