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No. 183 of 1996 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the endometrium.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 17 Oct 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Dec-1996
Tabled Senate13-Dec-1996
Gazetted 18 Dec 1996
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2016
Repealed by Sunsetting

Instrument No.183 of 1996



Amendment of Statement of Principles



ICD CODE: 182.0

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
subsection 196B(2)


The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act), Instrument No.129 of 1995, (Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the endometrium), by:


1.         omitting the definition of “a course” from paragraph 4, and replacing it with the following:


'a course of therapeutic radiation' means one or more fractions (treatment portions) of ionising radiation administered with the aim of achieving palliation or cure with gamma rays, x-rays, alpha particles or beta particles;”;


2.         inserting after the definition of “a course of therapeutic radiation” in paragraph 4, the following definition of “baseline weight”:


'baseline weight' means the weight level which was being maintained prior to the effect of the particular factor specified;”;


3.         omitting the definition of “being obese” from paragraph 4, and replacing it with the following:


'being obese' means an increase in body weight by way of fat accumulation beyond an arbitrary limit, and due to a cause specified in the Repatriation Medical Authority's Statement about the causes of “being obese” signed by the Chairman of the Authority on 16 August 1996, attracting ICD code 278.0.


The measurement used to define “being obese” is the Body Mass Index (BMI).


The BMI = W/H2 and where:


W is the person’s weight in kilograms and

H is the person’s height in metres.


“Being obese” is considered to be present when the BMI is 30 or greater.  This definition excludes weight gain not resulting from fat deposition such as gross oedema, peritoneal or pleural effusion, or muscle hypertrophy.  “Being obese” develops when energy intake is in excess of expenditure for a sustained period of time.


For a factor to be included as a cause of “being obese” it must have resulted in a significant weight gain, of the order of a 20% increase in baseline weight, and in association with a BMI of 30 or greater;”;.


4.         omitting the definition of “ICD code” from paragraph 4, and replacing it with the following:


'ICD code' means a number assigned to a particular kind of injury or disease in the Australian Version of The International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), effective date of 1 July 1996, copyrighted by the National Coding Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, NSW, and having ISBN 0 642 24447 2;”;


5.         omitting the definition of “therapeutic radiation” from paragraph 4;



6.         The amendments made by this instrument apply to all matters to which Instrument No.129 of 1995 and section 120A of the Act apply.



Dated this       Ninth         day of              December                        1996



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