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

  (1)   If the Director thinks that the material before him or her indicates that the person under review may, in relation to services provided by the person during the review period, have committed a relevant offence or a relevant civil contravention within the meaning of section   124B, or a relevant dental benefits offence, the Director may send the material or a copy of the material to the Chief Executive Medicare together with a statement of the matters that he or she thinks may have constituted the offence or contravention.

  (2)   If the Director has acted under subsection   (1), he or she may:

  (a)   continue with the review; or

  (b)   suspend the review for such period as he or she thinks appropriate.

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