Monday, 8 May 2017

Statements of Principles Update

At the meeting of 4 April 2017 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

thromboangiitis obliterans28/201729/2017
cardiac myxoma32/201733/2017
These SOPs revoke the SOPs previously determined for these conditions.

Determined New Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

immersion pulmonary oedema34/201735/2017
The above SOPs take effect from 22 May 2017.

Summary of Changes

  • Summary of Changes PDF 

Completed Investigations

The above determinations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:

Friday, 5 May 2017

Media Release - Minister for Veterans' Affairs 04 May 2017

The Hon Dan Tehan MP Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security 
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
4 May 2017

Increased reimbursement for medical expenses

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today said veterans could now claim up to $1,000 reimbursement for medical expenses when they have applied to the Veterans’ Review Board (VRB) or the Specialist Medical Review Council (SMRC) review process.
Mr Tehan said the reimbursement amount had been increased from $467.50 to $1,000 for each medical condition to encourage the early submission of medical evidence.
“This measure fulfils another election commitment and will encourage veterans applying for a review at the VRB to get any necessary medical evidence as soon as possible to help speed up the review process,” Mr Tehan said.
“Increasing the amount that can be reimbursed will ensure those applying to the VRB are appropriately remunerated for any relevant out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred as a result of obtaining evidence for VRB hearings.”
“The Government is committed to supporting the veteran community and their families, and this new measure further demonstrates work to strengthen this support.”

Thursday, 4 May 2017

VITA Coverage for TIP Trained Practitioners

The ATDP has received many inquiries about when VITA insurance coverage for TIP trained practitioners ceases.

Click here to view/download a letter from the President of the Veterans' Indemnity and Training Association (VITA) explaining the situation.

If you have any further VITA questions, there are contact details for VITA on the letter.

Monday, 1 May 2017


Good News!! -

ATDP course and Units of Competency have now been accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority as nationally accredited training.

Click here to view/download the course documents.