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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Statements of Principles Update

At the meeting of 9 October 2013 the RMA:
Determined Statements of Principles (SoPs) for:
  • chronic solvent encephalopathy……..………….…71/2013 & 72/2013
  • malignant neoplasm of the pancreas….…..…..….73/2013 & 74/2013
  • epilepsy……………………………….……………...75/2013 & 76/2013
  • epileptic seizure….……………..…………….……..77/2013 & 78/2013
  • steatohepatitis………………..………..……….……79/2013 & 80/2013
These SoPs revoke the SoPs previously determined for these conditions.
These determinations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:
  • solvent related chronic encephalopathy - [now known as: chronic solvent encephalopathy]
  • malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
  • epilepsy
  • epileptic seizure
  • steatohepatitis
 All of the above SoPs take effect from 13 November 2013.

Declarations
The Repatriation Medical Authority declared that its does not propose to amend the contents of the current SoPs concerning 'diabetes mellitus' and 'malignant neoplasm of the brain'. 
The Authority concluded that the sound medical-scientific evidence available is not sufficient to justify an amendment to these SoPs.
The Declarations will appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 13 November 2013 and can be viewed here.
The nineteenth Repatriation Medical Authority Annual Report 2012/13 is now available on the website.
Download the Summary of Changes regarding SoPs 71 – 80 of 2013
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