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Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Published Date 10 Jun 2016

SPECIALIST MEDICAL REVIEW COUNCIL

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Section 196ZB

NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO CARRY OUT A REVIEW SUBJECT TO:

(a) the expiration of the period within which the Statements of Principles may be disallowed under section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and

(b) the Statements of Principles not being disallowed.

 

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 Statements of Principles Nos. 25 and 26  of 2016 made by the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) in respect to Lyme disease.

The Council gives notice under section 196ZB of the Act that subject to:

(a)    the expiration of the period within which the Statements of Principles may be disallowed under section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and

 

(b)   the Statements of Principles not being disallowed

the Council 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 the Statements of Principles concerning Lyme disease.

The Council is giving notice of this potential review so that the following eligible persons and organisations:

(a)    are aware that the application for review have been made,  and

(b)   may, should they so wish, prepare to make written submissions to the Council, while being aware that the disallowance period has not yet passed:

·         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.

 

Subject to the expiration of the disallowance period and if the Statements of Principles are not disallowed, the Council anticipates:

(a)    requiring the receipt of written submissions by 31 August 2016.

 

(b)   holding its first meeting for the purposes of this review after 31 August 2016. In that event, the location, date and time of any 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 contact the Council Secretariat on 07 3223 8840, or via the website at www.smrc.gov.au. Submissions should be lodged with the Council Secretariat, PO Box 965, Brisbane, QLD 4001.

 

Charles Guest

Convener