86—Surrender, suspension and cancellation of licences
(1) The holder of a
licence under this Part may, at any time, surrender the licence (and the
licence then ceases to be of force or effect).
(2) The Minister may,
after giving 30 days notice in writing to the holder of a licence to show
cause why the licence should not be suspended or cancelled, suspend or cancel
the licence, if the Minister is satisfied—
the grant or transfer of the licence was obtained improperly; or
the holder of the licence has contravened, or failed to comply with, a
provision of this Act or a condition of the licence.
(3) If the Minister
suspends a licence, the Minister may order that the suspension be for a
specified period or until the fulfilment of stipulated conditions or until
(4) If the Minister
cancels a licence, the Minister may order that the cancellation have effect at
a specified future time and impose conditions as to the provision of
health services in pursuance of the licence until that time.
(5) If a condition is
imposed in relation to a licence under subsection (4), the holder of the
licence must not contravene, or fail to comply with, the condition.
Maximum penalty: $60 000.
(6) A licence—
is suspended under subsection (2) ceases to be of force or effect for the
period of the suspension; or
is cancelled under that subsection ceases to be of force or effect.