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Committee may refer material to Chief Executive Medicare if certain offences or civil contraventions are suspected

  (1)   If the Committee thinks that the material before the Committee indicates that the person under review may, in relation to the referred services, have committed a relevant offence or a relevant civil contravention within the meaning of section   124B, or a relevant dental benefits offence, the Committee may send the material or a copy of the material to the Chief Executive Medicare together with a statement of the matters that it thinks may have constituted the offence or contravention.

  (2)   If the Committee acts under subsection   (1), the Committee may:

  (a)   continue with its consideration of the referral; or

  (b)   suspend its consideration of the referral for such period as it thinks appropriate.

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