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Instrument 2022 No. R16/MRCC16 Determinations/Veterans' Entitlements as made
This instrument amends both the MRCA Treatment Principles (No. MRCC 53/2013) and Treatment Principles (No. R52/2013) to provide eligible veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the same financial support for the upkeep of their privately sourced and suitably trained and accredited psychiatric assistance dog as is provided to veterans who had obtained a dog under the Psychiatric Assistance Dog Program after its commencement in September 2019.
Administered by: Veterans' Affairs
Registered 30 Jun 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
Date of repeal 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

 

Australian Government

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

 

 

Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Extend Support Provided Under the Psychiatric Assistance Dog Program) Amendment Determination 2022

 

Instrument 2022 No.R16/MRCC16 

 

 

 

I, Vicki Rundle, as delegate of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, approve:

 

(a)    for the purposes of subsection 90(6) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 — the variations by the Repatriation Commission of the Treatment Principles in the following determination; and

(b)   for the purposes of  subsection 286(6) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004  — the variations by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission of the MRCA Treatment Principles in the following determination.

 

 

Dated this            30th             day of           June                           2022

 

            Vicki Rundle

Vicki Rundle

Deputy Secretary, Veteran and Family Services Group

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

 

 


 

 

 

 


The Repatriation Commission, under subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, makes the variations to the Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. R52) in the following determination.

 

Dated this         30th               day of           June                         2022

 

 

The Seal of the                             )      SEAL                            

Repatriation Commission             )                                   

was affixed hereto in the              )                                 

presence of:                                  )                                 

 

 

 

                            ........Kate Pope…………                                                                                                                                                ...Donald Spinks....

KATE POPE

 

DONALD SPINKS

PSM

 

AM

ACTING PRESIDENT

 

 

 

COMMISSIONER

 

 

 

Gwen Cherne

 

 

GWEN CHERNE

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONER

 

 

 


 


 

 

The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission makes, under subsection 286(5) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, the variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC53) in the following determination.

 

 

Dated       30th                       day    of            June                      2022

 

 

The Seal of the                                                                 )      SEAL             

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission )     

was affixed to this determination                                    )                                         

in the presence of:                                                            )                             

 

 

                                                   ……   Kate Pope……                                                                                     …………Donald Spinks………….

KATE POPE

DONALD SPINKS

PSM

AM

CHAIR

MEMBER

                                 ………………Gwen Cherne……………………………                                                    ………Aaron Hughes……

GWEN CHERNE

AARON HUGHES

 

 

MEMBER

MEMBER

 


1                 Name

This instrument is the Veterans’ Affairs (Treatment Principles – Extend Support Provided Under the Psychiatric Assistance Dog Program) Amendment Determination 2022.

2                  Commencement

This determination commences on 1 July 2022.

3                 Authority

This determination is made under:

(a)    subsection 90(5) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 in respect of the variations to the Treatment Principles in Schedule 1; and

(b)   subsection 286(5) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 in respect of the variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles in Schedule 2.

4                 Schedules

Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is varied as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this determination has effect according to its terms.


Schedule 1 - Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. R52) (F2021C00586)

[1]     After paragraph 11.3.5.3:

 

Insert:

11.3.5.3A     The Commission may accept financial responsibility for the reasonable costs, incurred on or after 1 July 2022, associated with a person keeping a psychiatric assistance dog while the dog remains in the care of the person if:

          (a)       the person is an entitled veteran; and

          (b)     the person has an accepted condition of post‑traumatic stress disorder or a diagnosis of post‑traumatic stress disorder from a psychiatrist; and

          (c)      the person has undergone treatment, or is undergoing treatment, by a psychiatrist or a psychologist for post‑traumatic stress disorder and has accessed such treatment for at least 3 months; and

          (d)       the Commission is satisfied that:

                     (i)     the dog was supplied to the person before 27 September 2019; or

                     (ii)    the dog was supplied to the person on or after 27 September 2019 in connection with the person commencing training with the dog, or another psychiatric assistance dog, before 27 September 2019; and

          (e)      the person satisfies any other criteria determined by the RAP Guidelines for the purposes of this subparagraph.


Schedule 2 - Variations to the MRCA Treatment Principles (Instrument 2013 No. MRCC53) [F2021C00583]

[1]     After paragraph 11.3.5.3:

 

Insert:

11.3.5.3A     The Commission may accept financial responsibility for the reasonable costs, incurred on or after 1 July 2022, associated with a person keeping a psychiatric assistance dog while the dog remains in the care of the person if:

          (a)       the person is an entitled member; and

          (b)     the person has an accepted condition of post‑traumatic stress disorder or a diagnosis of post‑traumatic stress disorder from a psychiatrist; and

          (c)      the person has undergone treatment, or is undergoing treatment, by a psychiatrist or a psychologist for post‑traumatic stress disorder and has accessed such treatment for at least 3 months; and

          (d)       the Commission is satisfied that:

                     (i)     the dog was supplied to the person before 27 September 2019; or

                     (ii)    the dog was supplied to the person on or after 27 September 2019 in connection with the person commencing training with the dog, or another psychiatric assistance dog, before 27 September 2019; and

          (e)      the person satisfies any other criteria determined by the RAP Guidelines for the purposes of this subparagraph.