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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 25 Aug 2014

SPECIALIST MEDICAL REVIEW COUNCIL

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Section 196ZB

NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO CARRY OUT A REVIEW

 

The Specialist Medical Review Council (the Council) has been asked under section 196Y of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act) to review some of the contents of Statement of Principles Nos. 53 and 54 of 2014 made by the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) in respect to Malignant Neoplasm of the Prostate. The Council gives notice under section 196ZB of the Act that it intends to carry out a review under section 196W of the Act of all the information available to the RMA when it determined, amended or last amended Statements of Principles Nos. 53 and 54 of 2014 in respect to "smoking cigarettes, or the equivalent thereof in other tobacco products", specifically:

the possible amendment of the existing factor at clause 6(e) in Statement of Principles 53 of 2014 and/or the inclusion of new factors in the above Statements of Principles in the same or similar terms as the factors at clause 2(A) and 2(B) in Statement of Principles 77 of 2012, amending Statement of Principles 28 of 2005; and at clause 2(A) in Statement of Principles 78 of 2012, amending Statement of Principles 29 of 2005.

The following persons or organisations are invited to make written submissions to the Council:

·         The Repatriation Commission

·         The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission

·         A person eligible to make a claim for a pension under Part II or IV of the Act

·         A person eligible to make a claim for compensation under section 319 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004; and

·         An organisation representing veterans, Australian Mariners, members of the Forces, members of Peacekeeping Forces or their dependants.

 

Written submissions must be received by 28 November 2014.

The Council will hold its first meeting for the purposes of this review after 28 November 2014. The location, date and time of the meeting for the hearing of oral submissions complementing written submissions will be advised to the persons/organisations that have asked for the review under section 196Y of the Act and those persons and organisations that make written submissions.

For advice on the preparation of written submissions telephone the Council Secretariat on 07 3223 8420, or via the website www.smrc.gov.au. Submissions should be lodged with the Council Secretariat, PO Box 895, Woden, ACT 2606 or SMRC.registrar@dva.gov.au

 

Charles Guest

Convener