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No. 35 of 2008 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment Statement of Principles concerning soft tissue sarcoma.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 22 Apr 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR13-May-2008
Tabled Senate13-May-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

 

SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA

No. 35 of 2008

 

for the purposes of the

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

and

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

 

1.                      This Instrument may be cited as Statement of Principles concerning soft tissue sarcoma No. 35 of 2008.

 

2.                      The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning soft tissue sarcoma No. 13 of 2006 by:

 

(A)             Inserting a new factor "(p)" in clause 6 as follows:

"(p)        being obese for a period of at least five years within the thirty years before the clinical onset of soft tissue sarcoma; or";

 

(B)             Re-numbering existing factor "(p)" in clause 6 as "(q)";

(C)             Replacing "6(p)" in clause 7 with "6(q)"; and

(D)            Inserting the following definition of "being obese" in clause 9;

'"being obese" means an increase in body weight by way of fat accumulation which results in a Body Mass Index (BMI) of thirty 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;'.

 

3.                      The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 13 of 2006, section 120A of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and section 338 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 apply.

 

4.                      The amendment made by this instrument takes effect from 30 April 2008.

 

Dated this       fourteenth     day of              April         2008

 

 

The Common Seal of the                  )

Repatriation Medical Authority       )

was affixed to this instrument          )

in the presence of                              )

KEN DONALD

CHAIRPERSON