Changes to the list of Statements of Principles, November 2018

On 19 November 2018 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

Gazette notice number 2018-gs5851 will amend the Statements of Principles that cover:

  • malignant neoplasm of the breast
  • loss of teeth
  • tooth wear
  • motor neurone disease—reasonable hypothesis version only

The Gazette notice also revises the definition of "category 1B stressor" and "eyewitness”, and provides a definition of "corpse", for the Statements of Principles that cover:

  • acute stress disorder
  • adjustment disorder
  • alcohol use disorder
  • anxiety disorder
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cerebrovascular accident—reasonable hypothesis version only
  • chronic multisymptom illness—reasonable hypothesis version only
  • depressive disorder
  • eating disorder
  • female sexual dysfunction
  • gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer—reasonable hypothesis version only
  • gingivitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease—reasonable hypothesis version only
  • ischaemic heart disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • personality disorder
  • posttraumatic stress disorder
  • psoriasis—reasonable hypothesis version only
  • schizophrenia
  • substance use disorder
  • suicide and attempted suicide

For more information on the amendments, see the New Zealand Gazette notice.

Gazette notice number 2018-gs5851(external link)


19 November 2018