58. (1) The records of a land surveyor who dies, leaves Québec or the region where he practises, becomes incapacitated from acting owing to interdiction or removal from office, or who voluntarily ceases practising his profession, shall be deposited by him, his curator or his assigns, as the case may be, in the office of the prothonotary of the Superior Court for the district in which such land surveyor last practised or had his residence, if he has not assigned them to another land surveyor.
(2) Such deposit must be made within thirty days after notice given for that purpose at the last known address of the land surveyor by the secretary of the Order, except in the case of death, when the delay shall be ninety days.
(3) A land surveyor may at any time assign all or part of his records to another land surveyor or to the prothonotary of the district in which he practises.
(4) A land surveyor who becomes assignee of the records of another land surveyor shall give notice of it to the secretary of the Order within seven days following the date of assignment.
(5) When a prothonotary becomes the depository of records under this section, he is bound by the obligation to preserve as provided in section 56.