Change to the list of Statements of Principles, June 2021
On 10 June 2021 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.
The Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2021 brought into force 4 new and 46 replacement Statements of Principles, and repealed 2 Statements of Principles.
These Statements of Principles cover:
- peripheral artery disease
- adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
- spinal adhesive arachnoiditis
- dengue virus infection
- malignant neoplasm of the cervix
- photocontact dermatitis
- otitic barotrauma
- toxic vestibulopathy
- inflammatory bowel disease
- allergic contact dermatitis
- irritant contact dermatitis
- angle-closure glaucoma
- chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limb and varicose veins of the lower limb (combines former SOPs chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limb, and varicose veins of the lower limb)
- dementia pugilistica
- giant cell arteritis
- psoriatic arthritis
- acute infectious mononucleosis
- aortic aneurysm and aortic wall disorders
- hereditary haemochromatosis
- otitis externa
For more information on the amendments, see the amendment regulation or visit the Australian Government Repatriation Medical Authority's website.
In addition, Gazette notice number 2021-gs2199 amended the Statements of Principles for:
- cerebrovascular accident
- ischaemic heart disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.
For more information on the amendment to these Statements of Principles, see the New Zealand Gazette Notice.