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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 27 Apr 2015

 

Specialist Medical Review Council

 

Declaration

 

Section 196W
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

 

 

Re: Statements of Principles No. 28 of

2010 as amended by Statement of Principles

No. 57 of 2014 and No. 86 of 2014; and 

Statement of Principles No. 29 of 2010

as amended by Statement of Principles No. 87 of 2014

in respect to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

 

Request for Review Declaration No. 26

 

 

1.            In relation to the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) Statement of Principles No. 28 of 2010 as amended by Statement of Principles  No. 57 of 2014 and No. 86 of 2014 concerning non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, made under section 196B of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA), the Specialist Medical Review Council (the Council) under subsection 196W(4) of the VEA:

DECLARES that there is sound medical-scientific evidence on which the RMA could have relied to justify an amendment to Statement of Principles No. No. 28 of 2010 as amended by Statement of Principles  No. 57 of 2014 and No. 86 of 2014 to include a factor in that Statement of Principles for exposure to ionising radiation; and

DIRECTS the RMA to amend Statements of Principles No. 28 of 2010 as amended by Statement of Principles No. 57 of 2014 and No. 86 of 2014 by including the following factor:

having received a cumulative equivalent dose of at least 0.1 sievert of ionising radiation to the bone marrow at least five years before the clinical onset of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

 

 

2.            In relation to the RMA Statements of Principles No. 29 of 2010 as amended by Statement of Principles No. 87 of 2014 concerning non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma made under section 196B of the VEA, the Council under subsection 196W(5) of the VEA:

DECLARES that the sound medical-scientific evidence available to the RMA is insufficient to justify an amendment to the Statement of Principles No. 29 of 2010 as amended by Statement of Principles No. 87 of 2014 to include a factor or factors in that Statement of Principles for exposure to ionising radiation.

                       

 

 

 

 

 

           Lin Fritschi

      Presiding Councillor

Douglas  Joshua

      Councillor

Rick Tinker

Councillor

Hang Quach

Councillor

 

 

 

The Common Seal of the       )
Specialist Medical Review      )
Council was affixed to this      )

document by authority of the  )
Council in the presence of:     )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Bowman

Registrar, SMRC

 

 

Dated this Twenty Fourth day of April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Council’s Reasons for Decisions in relation to this Declaration can be obtained from its website at www.smrc.gov.au, or on request by writing to The Registrar, PO Box 895, Woden ACT 2606 or by telephoning (07) 3223 8840.