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No. 54 of 2014 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as amended, taking into account amendments up to Amendment Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 20 of 2017
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 16 Jan 2017
Start Date 21 Sep 2016

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Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 54 of 2014

made under subsection 196B(3) of the

Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

Compilation No. 1               

Compilation date:                              21 September 2016

Includes amendments up to:           Amendment Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 20 of 2017 (F2017L00019)

The day of commencement of this Amendment Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate is 21 September 2016.

About this compilation

 

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 54 of 2014 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 21 September 2016.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

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Statement of Principles

concerning

 

MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF THE PROSTATE

No. 54 of 2014

 

for the purposes of the

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

and

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Title

1.         This Instrument may be cited as Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 54 of 2014.

Determination

2.         The Repatriation Medical Authority under subsection 196B(3) and (8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA):

(a)        revokes Instrument No. 29 of 2005, as amended by Instrument No. 78 of 2012, concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate; and

(b)        determines in their place this Statement of Principles.

Kind of injury, disease or death

3.         (a)        This Statement of Principles is about malignant neoplasm of the prostate and death from malignant neoplasm of the prostate.

(b)        For the purposes of this Statement of Principles, "malignant neoplasm of the prostate" means a primary malignant neoplasm arising from the cells of the prostate gland.  This definition excludes prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, soft tissue sarcoma, carcinoid tumour, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

(c)        Malignant neoplasm of the prostate attracts ICD-10-AM code C61.

(d)       In the application of this Statement of Principles, the definition of "malignant neoplasm of the prostate" is that given at paragraph 3(b) above.

Basis for determining the factors

4.         On the sound medical-scientific evidence available, the Repatriation Medical Authority is of the view that it is more probable than not that malignant neoplasm of the prostate and death from malignant neoplasm of the prostate can be related to relevant service rendered by veterans or members of the Forces under the VEA, or members under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (the MRCA).

Factors that must be related to service

5.         Subject to clause 7, at least one of the factors set out in clause 6 must be related to the relevant service rendered by the person.

Factors

6.         The factor that must exist before it can be said that, on the balance of probabilities, malignant neoplasm of the prostate or death from malignant neoplasm of the prostate is connected with the circumstances of a person’s relevant service is:

(a)                smoking at least 15 pack-years of cigarettes, or the equivalent thereof in other tobacco products, before the clinical worsening of malignant neoplasm of the prostate, and     where smoking has ceased, the clinical worsening of malignant neoplasm of the prostate has occurred within ten years of cessation; or

(b)               inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for malignant neoplasm of the prostate.

Factors that apply only to material contribution or aggravation

7.         Paragraphs 6(a) and 6(b) apply only to material contribution to, or aggravation of, malignant neoplasm of the prostate where the person’s malignant neoplasm of the prostate was suffered or contracted before or during (but not arising out of) the person’s relevant service.

Inclusion of Statements of Principles

8.                  In this Statement of Principles if a relevant factor applies and that factor includes an injury or disease in respect of which there is a Statement of Principles then the factors in that last mentioned Statement of Principles apply in accordance with the terms of that Statement of Principles as in force from time to time.

Other definitions

9.                  For the purposes of this Statement of Principles:

"death from malignant neoplasm of the prostate" in relation to a person includes death from a terminal event or condition that was contributed to by the person’s malignant neoplasm of the prostate;

"ICD-10-AM code" means a number assigned to a particular kind of injury or disease in The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Eighth Edition, effective date of 1 July 2013, copyrighted by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, and having ISBN 978-1-74128-213-9;

"pack-years of cigarettes, or the equivalent thereof in other tobacco products" means a calculation of consumption where one pack-year of cigarettes equals twenty tailor-made cigarettes per day for a period of one calendar year, or 7 300 cigarettes. One tailor-made cigarette approximates one gram of tobacco or one gram of cigar or pipe tobacco by weight. One pack-year of tailor-made cigarettes equates to 7.3 kilograms of smoking tobacco by weight. Tobacco products mean cigarettes, pipe tobacco or cigars, smoked alone or in any combination;

"relevant service" means:

(a)        eligible war service (other than operational service) under the VEA;

(b)        defence service (other than hazardous service and British nuclear test defence service) under the VEA; or

(c)        peacetime service under the MRCA;

"terminal event" means the proximate or ultimate cause of death and includes:

(a)                pneumonia;

(b)               respiratory failure;

(c)                cardiac arrest;

(d)               circulatory failure; or

(e)                cessation of brain function.

Application

10.       This Instrument applies to all matters to which section 120B of the VEA or section 339 of the MRCA applies.

Date of effect

11.       This Instrument takes effect from 14 May 2014.

 


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history. 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 54 of 2014

 

12 May 2014

 

F2014L00523

 

14 May 2014

 

 

Amendment Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the prostate No. 20 of 2017

 

4 January 2017

 

F2017L00019

 

21 September 2016

 

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Clause 4………....………..

rs. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 5..……..…………..

rs. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 6…………………..

reloc. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Heading before clause 6

 

Clause 6…………………..

ad. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 7…………………..

reloc. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Heading before clause 7

 

Clause 7…………………..

ad. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 8…………………..

reloc. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Heading before clause 8

 

Clause 8…………………..

ad. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 9 '"pack-years of cigarettes, or the equivalent thereof in other tobacco products"……………….'

ad. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 10………………....

ad. Instrument No. 20 of 2017

Clause 11…..……….…….

ad. Instrument No. 20 of 2017