18. The board of directors may inquire into any matter relating to the ethics of dental practice, the discipline of the members of the Order or the honour and dignity of the profession.
For the purposes of such inquiry, the board of directors shall delegate a member of the Order who shall have the right to obtain from any dentist, institution or patient all the information he considers useful, and professional secrecy may not be invoked by any of them.
In the case of refusal to answer or to produce a document related to the inquiry, the Order may obtain, on application duly served on the person interested, an order of the Superior Court equivalent to an order for contempt of court.
1973, c. 49, s. 18; 1992, c. 21, s. 375; 2008, c. 11, s. 212; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).