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No. 70 of 2018 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument amends the Statement of Principles concerning thoracic spondylosis Instrument No. 65 of 2014 as determined by the Repatriation Medical Authority concerning thoracic spondylosis.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 27 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate13-Aug-2018
Date of repeal 24 Jul 2018
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

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Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

 

THORACIC SPONDYLOSIS

No. 70 of 2018

 

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 thoracic spondylosis No. 70 of 2018.

2.                     The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning thoracic spondylosis Instrument No. 65 of 2014 (Federal Register of Legislation No. F2014L00929) by:

A.            Repealing factors "(h)", "(i)", "(t)" and "(u)" in clause 6 and substituting the following:

"(h)      lifting loads of at least 20 kilograms while bearing weight through the thoracic spine:

(i)           to a cumulative total of at least 150 000 kilograms within any ten year period before the clinical onset of thoracic spondylosis; and

(ii)        where the clinical onset of thoracic spondylosis occurs within the 25 years following that period; or";

"(i)       carrying loads of at least 20 kilograms while bearing weight through the thoracic spine:

(i)            to a cumulative total of at least 3 800 hours within any ten year period before the clinical onset of thoracic spondylosis; and

(ii)          where the clinical onset of thoracic spondylosis occurs within the 25 years following that period; or";

"(t)       lifting loads of at least 20 kilograms while bearing weight through the thoracic spine:

(i)           to a cumulative total of at least 150 000 kilograms within any ten year period before the clinical worsening of thoracic spondylosis; and

(ii)        where the clinical worsening of thoracic spondylosis occurs within the 25 years following that period; or";

"(u)      carrying loads of at least 20 kilograms while bearing weight through the thoracic spine:

(i)            to a cumulative total of at least 3 800 hours within any ten year period before the clinical worsening of thoracic spondylosis; and

(ii)          where the clinical worsening of thoracic spondylosis occurs within the 25 years following that period; or".

3.                     The amendments made by this instrument commence on 23 July 2018.

Dated this   twenty-second   day of   June   2018

The Common Seal of the              )

Repatriation Medical Authority    )

was affixed to this instrument      )

at the direction of:                              )

 

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SAUNDERS AO CHAIRPERSON