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No. 81 of 2008 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning intervertebral disc prolapse.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 29 Oct 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Nov-2008
Tabled Senate10-Nov-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

 

INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROLAPSE

No. 81 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 intervertebral disc prolapse No. 81 of 2008.

 

2.                  The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning intervertebral disc prolapse No. 40 of 2007 by:

 

(A)             Replacing existing factor "(d)" in clause 6 with the following:

 

"(d)      driving a motor vehicle for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical onset of intervertebral disc prolapse; or"; and

 

(B)             Replacing existing factor "(k)" in clause 6 with the following:

 

"(k)      driving a motor vehicle for an average of at least 30 hours per week, for a period of at least two years within the ten years before the clinical worsening of intervertebral disc prolapse; or"; and

 

(C)             Inserting a new factor "(da)" immediately following factor "(d)" in clause 6 as follows:

 

"(da)    flying a motorised aircraft for a cumulative total of at least 5000 hours within the ten years before the clinical onset of intervertebral disc prolapse; or"; and

 

(D)            Inserting a new factor "(ka)" immediately following factor "(k)" in clause 6 as follows:

 

"(ka)    flying a motorised aircraft for a cumulative total of at least 5000 hours within the ten years before the clinical worsening of intervertebral disc prolapse; or"; and

 

(E)             Replacing the definition of "high performance aircraft" in clause 9 with the following:

 

'"high performance aircraft" means an aircraft capable of routinely sustaining a positive G force of four or more;'.

 

3.                  The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 40 of 2007, section 120B of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and section 339 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 apply.

 

4.                  The amendment made by this instrument takes effect from 5 November 2008.

 

Dated this       twenty-second day of              October          2008

 

The Common Seal of the                  )

Repatriation Medical Authority       )

was affixed to this instrument          )

in the presence of                              )

KEN DONALD

CHAIRPERSON