24. Provisional registration
(1) Where a person has applied for registration as a podiatrist under this Act, the Registrar or, in his absence, a member of the Board, upon being satisfied that such person is entitled to be registered and upon payment of such registration fee as is payable by him, may grant to such person a provisional certificate of registration in the prescribed form.
(2) A person who has obtained a provisional certificate of registration under this section shall be deemed to be registered as a podiatrist under this Act until ¾
(a) the date stated in such certificate; or
(b) such later date as may be fixed by the Board,
but that date shall in no case be later than 3 months after the granting of the certificate.
(3) If the Board, before the date stated or fixed under subsection (2), has reason to believe that such person is not entitled to be registered as a podiatrist, the Board may, without prejudice to his application to be registered, cancel his provisional certificate of registration and such person shall thereupon cease to be deemed to be registered as a podiatrist.
(4) If a person to whom a provisional certificate of registration has been granted becomes registered under this Act, his registration shall, unless otherwise decided by the Board, date from the granting of his provisional certificate.