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No. 54 of 2011 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the breast.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 17 May 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-May-2011
Tabled Senate15-Jun-2011
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Veterans' Affairs (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

 

MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF THE BREAST

No. 54 of 2011

 

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 malignant neoplasm of the breast No. 54 of 2011.

 

2.                     The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the breast Instrument No. 28 of 2006 by:

 

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

"(a)        having received a cumulative equivalent dose of at least 0.5 sievert of ionising radiation to the breast at least ten years before the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the breast; or";

 

(B)         Deleting existing factors "(b)" and "(c)" from clause 6;

 

(C)         Re-numbering existing factors "(d)" to "(l)" in clause 6 as "(b)" to "(j)" respectively;

 

(D)        Replacing "6(l)" in clause 7 with "6(j)";

 

(E)         Replacing the existing definition of "cumulative equivalent dose" in clause 9 with the following:

'"cumulative equivalent dose" means the total dose of ionising radiation received by the particular organ or tissue. The formula used to calculate the cumulative equivalent dose allows doses from multiple types of ionising radiation to be combined, by accounting for their differing biological effect. The unit of equivalent dose is the sievert. For the purposes of this Statement of Principles, the calculation of cumulative equivalent dose excludes doses received from normal background radiation, but includes therapeutic radiation, diagnostic radiation, cosmic radiation at high altitude, radiation from occupation-related sources and radiation from nuclear explosions or accidents;'; and

 

(F)          Deleting the definitions of "a course of therapeutic radiation" and "atomic radiation" from clause 9.

 

3.                     The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 28 of 2006, 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 25 May 2011.

 

Dated this   ninth   day of   May   2011

 

 

The Common Seal of the                    )

Repatriation Medical Authority          )

was affixed to this instrument                        )

in the presence of:                               )

 

KEN DONALD

CHAIRPERSON