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Power to inquire

S. 13(1) amended by No. 46/1998
s. 7(Sch. 1).

    (1)     The Secretary may inquire about any matter arising in the performance of any duties imposed, or in the exercise of any power conferred, by this Act on the Secretary.

S. 13(2) amended by Nos 46/1998
s. 7(Sch. 1), 69/2009 s. 54(Sch. Pt 2 item 3), 67/2014 s. 147(Sch.  2 item 2).

    (2)     For the purposes of this section, the Secretary has all the powers conferred by sections 14, 15 and 16 of the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 , as in force immediately before their repeal, upon a board appointed by the Governor in Council.

S. 13(3) amended by Nos 38/1998 s. 7(2)(d), 46/1998
s. 7(Sch. 1), 51/2004 s. 8(a).

    (3)     For the purposes of any inquiry under this section, a board of an ambulance service and the employees of an ambulance service must permit the Secretary to have access to all documents and things belonging to, or in the possession or control of, the ambulance service.

S. 13(4) amended by Nos 35/1996
s. 453(Sch. 1 item 5), 38/1998 s. 7(2)(d), 51/2004 s. 8(b)(i)(ii), 18/2005 s. 18(Sch. 1 item 4), 17/2014 s. 160(Sch. 2 item 4), 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 6).

    (4)     At an inquiry under this section, where evidence is to be received and examined on oath or by affirmation, any director of the board of an ambulance service or employee of an ambulance service likely to be affected by the evidence is entitled to be represented by an Australian legal practitioner or by some person authorized in writing by the director or employee.

S. 14 substituted by No. 46/1998
s. 7(Sch. 1), repealed by No. 51/2004 s. 9.

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Part 4—Ambulance services

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