Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Fees.

33

33.—(1) The Council may prescribe the fees to be paid to it and when they fall due in relation to the performance by or on behalf of it of its functions, the provision by or on behalf of it of services (other than a service consisting of the provision of advice or a report, or complying with a direction of the Minister) and the carrying on by or on behalf of it of activities.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Council may prescribe fees in respect of all or any of the following:

( a) the registration of a person in any register or part of a register maintained by the Council;

( b) the retention of the name of a person and the period of time for which it shall be retained in any register or part of a register maintained by the Council;

( c) the restoration to any register maintained by the Council of the name of any person whose name has been erased or removed pursuant to the provisions of this Act;

( d) the removal of the name of any person from any register or part of a register maintained by the Council on the application of that person;

( e) the entry of additional qualifications of any person in any register maintained by the Council;

( f) the giving to any person of a certificate of registration;

( g) the grant, or renewal of a grant, of a certificate of suitability under Part 9;

( h) any other service that may, from time to time, be provided by or on behalf of the Council.

(3) Where a fee is payable in respect of any matter, the Council, Registrar or any other member of the staff of the Council may refuse to do any act, or permit any act to be done, or to receive any document in respect of which that fee is payable unless the fee is paid.

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3), if the fees prescribed under subsection (2)(b) have not been paid by a registered person not less than 3 months after the date on which they have been prescribed as falling due the Council may remove the name of the registered person from all or some of the Parts of the Register or the Register of Veterinary Nurses where he or she is registered as the Council considers appropriate.