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No. 16 of 2017 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument amends the Statement of Principles concerning otitic barotrauma, as determined by the Repatriation Medical Authority.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 04 Jan 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2017
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2017
Date of repeal 28 May 2018
Repealed by Veterans' Entitlements (Repeal of Expired Amendment Statements of Principles) Determination 2018 (No. 52 of 2018)

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Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

 

OTITIC BAROTRAUMA

No. 16 of 2017

 

for the purposes of the

 

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

and

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

1.                     This Instrument may be cited as Amendment Statement of Principles concerning otitic barotrauma No. 16 of 2017.

2.                     The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning otitic barotrauma Instrument No. 36 of 2012, by:

(A)        Replacing the definition of "a change in the ambient barometric pressure as specified" in clause 9 with the following:

'"a change in the ambient barometric pressure as specified" means a significant and rapid reduction or increase in the pressure surrounding the person, including in such circumstances as:

(a)      ascending from a submerged craft or device or a submarine escape training facility;

(b)     decompression or compression in a hypobaric or hyperbaric chamber;

(c)      flying;

(d)     sky diving;

(e)      underwater diving;

(f)      working in a submarine; or

(g)     working in a pressurised chamber or tunnel;'.

3.                     The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 36 of 2012, 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 commences on 23 January 2017.

Dated this   twentieth   day of   December   2016

The Common Seal of the              )

Repatriation Medical Authority    )

was affixed to this instrument      )

at the direction of:                                    )

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SAUNDERS AO

CHAIRPERSON