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  (1)   The Minister shall appoint such number of persons to be the Chairpersons of Medicare Participation Review Committees as the Minister thinks necessary.

  (2)   A Chairperson may be appointed on a full - time or a part - time basis.

  (3)   The Minister shall not appoint a person as a Chairperson unless that person is a legal practitioner and has been a legal practitioner for not less than 5 years.

  (4)   Subject to this section, a Chairperson holds office for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in the instrument of appointment, but is eligible for re - appointment.

  (5)   A Chairperson may resign from office by writing signed by the Chairperson and delivered to the Minister.

  (6)   The Minister may terminate the appointment of a Chairperson because of misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

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