Changes to the list of Statements of Principles, August 2019

On 29 August 2019 changes were made to the list of Australian Statements of Principles that apply in New Zealand. The Statements of Principles are a tool to determine if an injury, illness or death is service-related.

Statements of Principles

The Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2019 brought into force 6 new and 36 replacement Statements of Principles.

These Statements of Principles cover:

  • acute articular cartilage tear
  • acute meniscal tear of the knee
  • acute rheumatic fever
  • Alzheimer disease — name has changed from Alzheimer-type dementia which has been split into two conditions
  • blepharitis
  • chronic insomnia disorder
  • chronic pruritus ani
  • de Quervain tendinopathy
  • dental malocclusion
  • dislocation of a joint and subluxation of a joint — name has changed from "dislocation"
  • gout
  • joint instability
  • methaemoglobinaemia
  • neurocognitive disorder with Lewy bodies — name has changed from Alzheimer-type dementia which has been split into two conditions
  • pilonidal sinus
  • poisoning from plants or fungi — name has changed from “poisoning and toxic reaction from plants and fungi”
  • posterior adventitial heel bursitis — name has changed from “heel bursitis”
  • rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • sinus barotrauma
  • trigger finger

For more information on the amendments, see the amendment regulation or visit the Australian Repatriation Medical Authority’s website.

Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2019

Australian Repatriation Medical Authority’s website

Date

03 September 2019