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HEALTH INSURANCE ACT 1973 - SECT 106ZPO

False or misleading answers

    A person commits an offence if:

  (a)   the person is asked a question by a Committee member at a hearing held by the Committee; and

  (b)   the person gives an answer to the question that is false or misleading in a material particular; and

  (c)   the person knows that the answer is false or misleading in that particular.

Penalty:   Imprisonment for 12 months.

Note:   Subsection   4B(2) of the Crimes Act 1914 allows a court that convicts an individual of an offence to impose a fine instead of, or in addition to, a term of imprisonment. The maximum fine that a court can impose on the individual is worked out by multiplying the maximum term of imprisonment (in months) by 5, and then multiplying the amount of a penalty unit by the resulting number. The amount of a penalty unit is stated in section   4AA of that Act.


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