171 Offences

(1)

Every person commits an offence against this Act who, having possession or control of any records or documents belonging to a practitioner or former practitioner or any related person or entity or held in a practitioner’s or former practitioner’s or related person’s or entity’s possession or under a practitioner’s or former practitioner’s or related person’s or entity’s control in the course of the practitioner’s or former practitioner’s or related person’s or entity’s practice, refuses or fails without lawful justification or excuse to deliver them or cause them to be delivered to a Standards Committee forthwith on demand made by that Standards Committee for the purposes of section 169 or section 170.

(2)

Every person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $25,000.

Compare: 1982 No 123 s 87(a)

Section 171(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).