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No. 102 of 2019 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument amends the Statement of Principles concerning cervical spondylosis No. 66 of 2014.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 21 Oct 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate11-Nov-2019

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Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

 

CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS

No. 102 of 2019

 

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 cervical spondylosis No. 102 of 2019.

2.                       The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning cervical spondylosis Instrument No. 66 of 2014 (Federal Register of Legislation No. F2014L00928) by:

(A)        Amending paragraph 6 by inserting new factors (ia) & (va) as follows:

"(ia)      carrying a large bulky load of at least 15 kilograms positioned between the neck and shoulder to a cumulative total of at least 5 000 hours within any ten year period before the clinical onset of cervical spondylosis; or"; and

"(va)     carrying a large bulky load of at least 15 kilograms positioned between the neck and shoulder to a cumulative total of at least 5 000 hours within any ten year period before the clinical worsening of cervical spondylosis; or".

3.                       The amendments made by this instrument commence on 18 November 2019.

Dated              18 October 2019

The Common Seal of the              )

Repatriation Medical Authority    )

was affixed to this instrument      )

at the direction of:                              )

 

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SAUNDERS AO CHAIRPERSON