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No. 329 of 1995 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning acute sinusitis.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 24 Jan 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Aug-1995
Tabled Senate18-Sep-1995
Gazetted 06 Sep 1995
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2018
Repealed by Sunsetting

Instrument No.329 of 1995

 

 

Amendment of Statement of Principles

concerning

ACUTE SINUSITIS

ICD CODES: 461

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
subsection 196B(3)

The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(3) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the Act), Instrument No.210 of 1995 (Statement of Principles concerning acute sinusitis) by:

 

1.         inserting immediately after paragraph (e) of clause 1, the following:

 

“(ea)    suffering from sinus barotrauma immediately before the clinical onset of acute sinusitis; or”

 

 

2.         inserting after the definition of “immuno-compromised state” in paragraph 4 the following definition:

 

'sinus barotrauma' (also known as aerosinusitis or barosinusitis) means fluid accumulation and inflammation of the mucosa of one or more paranasal sinuses due to an inability to equilibrate the difference in pressure between the surrounding atmosphere and the air within the sinus cavity, causing clinical symptoms of sinus pain, sinus haemorrhage or x-ray changes to the sinus cavity, attracting ICD code 993.1;”.

 

The amendments made by this instrument apply to all matters to which Instrument No.210 of 1995 and section 120B of the Act apply.


 

 

Dated this       Twenty-ninth  day of              August      1995

 

The Common Seal of the                              )

Repatriation Medical Authority                   )

was affixed to this instrument                      )

in the presence of                                          )

 

KEN DONALD

CHAIRMAN