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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 24 May 2016

Specialist Medical Review Council


Section 196W
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986



                            Re: Statements of Principles Nos. 75 and 76 of 2015

in respect of myasthenia gravis


Request for Review Declaration No. 29

In relation to the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) Statement of Principles No. 75 and No. 76 of 2015 concerning Myasthenia Gravis, made under subsection 196B of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA), the Specialist Medical Review Council (the Council) under subsection 196W(5) of the VEA:

DECLARES that there was no sound medical-scientific evidence on which the RMA could have relied to amend either of the Statements of Principles to include a factor or factors for exposure to ionising radiation and the clinical onset and/or clinical worsening of myasthenia gravis.



Lin Fritschi

Presiding Councillor

John Worthington


Rick Tinker




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

authority of the Council in       )

the presence of:                      )





Jan Bowman

Registrar, SMRC


Dated this twenty third day of May 2016