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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 05 Dec 2014

 

 

SPECIALIST MEDICAL REVIEW COUNCIL

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

Section 196ZB

 

NOTIFICATION OF AMENDED CLOSING DATE FOR

WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

 

On the date shown in column 2 of the schedule below, the Specialist Medical Review Council (the Council) having been asked under section 196Y of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act) to review the contents of Statement(s) of Principles (SoPs) set out in column 3, made by the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) in respect of the diseases listed in column 1, notified under section 196ZB of the Act its intention 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 the Statement(s) of Principles in respect of the diseases in column 1.

 

The previous Gazette Notice (GN) specified in column 2 stated that the Council must receive written submissions by the dates set out in column 4.

 

This notice extends the period for written submissions for the disease listed below. Written submissions must be received by Friday 27 March 2015.

 

(Column 1)

Disease

(Column 2)

Previous GN

(Column 3)

SoPs

(Column 4)

Submission Date

Chronic Multisymptom Illness

C2014G01435 of 28 August 2014

Nos. 55 & 56 of 2014

19/12/2014

Gulf War Syndrome

C2014G01436 of 28 August 2014

 

Decision not to determine Statements of Principles.

19/12/2014

 

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.

 

For advice on the preparation of written submissions, telephone the Council Secretariat on 07 3223 8840, 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