—(1) Any registered pharmacist who desires to obtain a practising certificate shall make an application to the Council in such form and manner as the Council may determine and such application shall be accompanied by such fee as the Council may prescribe.
(2) A practising certificate shall be granted for a period not exceeding 2 years from the date of issue of the practising certificate.
(3) Any application for renewal of a practising certificate shall be —
made no later than one month before the expiry of the practising certificate;
made in such form and manner as the Council may determine; and
accompanied by such fee as the Council may prescribe.
(4) Any registered pharmacist who applies for a practising certificate later than one month before the expiration of the practising certificate shall be liable to pay to the Council such late application fee as the Council may prescribe.
(5) The Council may refuse to grant a practising certificate to a registered pharmacist, or may refuse to renew his practising certificate, if the registered pharmacist fails to comply with any condition that is prescribed by the Council with the approval of the Minister for the purposes of this section.
(6) Where a person has had his registration in respect of any practice of pharmacy cancelled or suspended under Part VI, he shall surrender his practising certificate to the Council —
within 14 days of being notified by the Council of such cancellation or suspension; or
in a case where an appeal is pending under Part VI, within such other period as the Council may specify.
(7) Any person who contravenes subsection (6) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
(8) For the purposes of subsection (4), the Council may prescribe different late application fees for applications made before, and applications made after, the expiry of practising certificates.