(1) The Director of Health may, at any time between the issue thereof and the cremation in respect of which it was issued, cancel any cremation permit issued by him-
(a) by serving upon the person to whom such permit was issued a notice in writing declaring the cancellation of the permit; or
(b) if, in the opinion of the Director of Health, notice cannot conveniently be served upon such person a reasonable time before the cremation is due to take place, by directing the officer in charge of the crematorium specified in the permit not to carry out the cremation whereupon such officer shall refuse to carry out such cremation.
(2) Every cremation permit cancelled by the Director of Health shall be returned to him by the person to whom it was issued within 48 hours after the cancellation thereof or of the refusal to carry out the cremation, as the case may be.
(3) If for any reason after the Director of Health has granted a cremation permit the human remains in respect of which it was granted are not disposed of by cremation, the person to whom the permit was granted shall, within 7 days after the intention to cremate such remains is abandoned, return the permit to the Director of Health for cancellation.
(4) Any person who fails to return to the Director of Health any cremation permit required to be returned in accordance with subsection (2) or (3) shall be guilty of an offence. (78 of 1999 s. 7)