The Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973 (previously the Medicare Australia Act 1973) creates the statutory office of the Chief Executive Medicare within Services Australia (formerly the Department of Human Services) (s 4). The Act determines the Chief Executive Medicare's functions including service delivery functions, functions conferred by other Acts and Medicare functions (s 5). Medicare functions are the functions conferred on the Chief Executive Medicare by or under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (s 6). The Chief Executive Medicare can delegate his or her functions to departmental employees (s 8AC). This Act also sets out investigative powers that may be exercised in connection with an investigation that the Chief Executive Medicare is conducting in the performance of his or her functions (Part IID).
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
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Act / Regulation
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Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973