Application for Review of a Decision
A person who is dissatisfied with a decision rendered by the Société may ask for a review of the case. This is done by the administrative review office serving the region. Then if need be, it can be challenged before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec.
Time limit for issuing a review decision
The SAAQ has 90 days from the date it receives an application to render a review decision.
This time limit can be extended if:
- the person wish to make comments or submit documents in support of the application.The SAAQ has an additional 90 days from the date it receives the comments or documents;
- the SAAQ must obtain documents or have an assessment made by a health care professional; the SAAQ then has a further 90 days to issue a review decision.
After those time limits...
If a review decision has not been issued, the person can:
- either await the SAAQ's decision, after which it can be challenged within 60 days of the date of the decision before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec; or
- contest the decision before the Tribunal without waiting for the SAAQ's decision.