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No. 36 of 2020 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument amends the Statement of Principles concerning diverticular disease of the colon (Balance of Probabilities) (No. 16 of 2016).
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 28 Apr 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-May-2020
Tabled Senate12-May-2020
Date of repeal 02 Sep 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Amendment Statement of Principles

concerning

DIVERTICULAR DISEASE OF THE COLON
(Balance of Probabilities)

(No. 36 of 2020)

The Repatriation Medical Authority determines the following Amendment Statement of Principles under subsections 196B(3) and (8) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.

 

Dated    24 April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

The Common Seal of the
Repatriation Medical Authority
was affixed to this instrument
at the direction of:

 

RMA Chairperson signature

 

Professor Nicholas Saunders AO

Chairperson

 

 

  

Contents

1          Name........................................................................................................................................... 3

2          Commencement........................................................................................................................ 3

3          Authority..................................................................................................................................... 3

4          Amendment............................................................................................................................... 3

 

 


 

1               Name

This is the Amendment Statement of Principles concerning diverticular disease of the colon (Balance of Probabilities) (No. 36 of 2020).

2               Commencement

This instrument commences on 25 May 2020.

3               Authority

This instrument is made under subsections 196B(3) and (8) of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.

4               Amendment

The Statement of Principles concerning diverticular disease of the colon (Balance of Probabilities) (No. 16 of 2016) (Federal Register of Legislation No. F2016L00266) is amended in the following manner:

Section

Amendment

9(6a)

Insert the following factor in subsection 9(6a):

for diverticular perforation, abscess and fistula only, being treated with an immunosuppressive drug within the 30 days before the clinical onset of diverticular disease of the colon;

Note: immunosuppressive drug is defined in the Schedule 1 - Dictionary.

9(14)

Replace the existing factor in subsection 9(14) with the following:

being treated with an immunosuppressive drug within the 30 days before the clinical worsening of diverticular disease of the colon;

Note: immunosuppressive drug is defined in the Schedule 1 - Dictionary.

Schedule 1 – Dictionary

Insert the following definition of "immunosuppressive drug" in alphabetical order:

immunosuppressive drug means a drug or an agent which results in substantial suppression of immune responses.

Note:  Examples of an immunosuppressive drug include:

(a)             chemotherapeutic agents used for the treatment of cancer;

(b)            corticosteroids, other than inhaled or topical corticosteroids;

(c)             drugs used to prevent transplant rejection;

(d)            tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors; and

(e)             interleukin-6 inhibitors.

Schedule 1 – Dictionary

Delete the definition of "being treated with an immunosuppressive drug".