48. Certificates to be surrendered by persons whose names are struck off the Register, etc.
(1) Where ¾
(a) the name of a person is struck off the Register; or
(b) the registration of a person suspended,
in proceedings commenced under this Act, that person shall, within seven days after the date on which the name is struck off or the registration is suspended surrender to the Board the certificate of registration currently issued to him under this Act.
(2) A person who fails to surrender a certificate as required by subsection (1) is liable to a penalty of $100, but it is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against this subsection if the accused satisfies the Court that the failure to surrender the certificate was due to its loss or destruction.
(3) The striking off of the name of a person from the Register or the suspension of the registration of a person is effective, notwithstanding his failure to surrender any certificate issued to him under this Act.
[Section 48 amended by No. 55 of 2004 s. 984; No. 84 of 2004 s. 82.]