(1) The Minister may appoint 1 or more persons as a Commission under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908 to conduct an inquiry or investigation into, and report to the Minister on, 1 or more of the following:
(a) the funding or provision of health services, disability support services, or both:
(b) the management of any publicly-owned health and disability organisation:
(c) a complaint or matter that arises or may arise under this Act or out of the administration of this Act.
(2) Any appointment under subsection (1) may be made subject to any terms and conditions (being terms and conditions not inconsistent with any enactment) the Minister determines.
(3) Sections 11 and 12 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908 (which relate to costs) do not apply to any Commission appointed under subsection (1).
(4) There may be paid out of money appropriated by Parliament for the purpose to any person or persons appointed under subsection (1)—
(a) remuneration not within paragraph (b) for services as a member at a rate and of a kind determined by the Minister in accordance with the fees framework; and
(b) reimbursement for actual and reasonable travelling and other expenses incurred in carrying out his or her office as a member.
(4A) For the purposes of subsection (4), fees framework means the framework determined by the Government from time to time for the classification and remuneration of statutory and other bodies in which the Crown has an interest.
(5) Any Commission appointed under subsection (1) may regulate its procedure in any manner (being a manner not inconsistent with any enactment or with any terms and conditions determined under subsection (2)) it thinks fit.
(6) Nothing in this section limits any powers that the Minister has under any enactment or rule of law.
Compare: 1993 No 22 s 47
Section 71(4): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).
Section 71(4A): inserted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).