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No. 44 of 2003 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning gout.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 26 Aug 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Oct-2003
Tabled Senate09-Oct-2003
Gazetted 15 Oct 2003
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2015
Repealed by Sunsetting

Instrument No.44 of 2003


Amendment of Statement of Principles






Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986


1.                 The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act), Instrument No.12 of 2000 by:


A.                 in paragraph 8, deleting the definition of “being obese” and inserting in its place the following:


““being obese” means an increase in body weight by way of fat accumulation which results in a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater.


The BMI = W/H2 and where:


W is the person’s weight in kilograms and

H is the person’s height in metres;”


2.         The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No.12 of 2000 and section 120B of the Act apply.

Dated this       Seventh              day of              October     2003



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Repatriation Medical Authority                   )

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