4. Every individual whose card is lost or has been destroyed and who, if he had not already been assigned a Social Insurance Number, would be required by the act to apply for a Social Insurance Number, shall apply to Retraite Québec for a new card within 30 days after he learns of such loss or destruction. He is then required to furnish the information stipulated under section 2 and his Social Insurance Number. If it is unknown to him, he is required to make a declaration to the effect that he already had a Social Insurance Number.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. R-9, r. 1, s. 4.