Monday, 12 November 2018

Statements of Principles Update

At the meeting of 10 October 2018 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

non-Hodgkin lymphoma90/201891/2018
moderate to severe traumatic brain injury94/201895/2018
human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1 infection96/201897/2018
These SOPs revoke the SOPs previously determined for these conditions.

Determined Amendment Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

The above SOPs take effect from 26 November 2018.

An amendment was determined for the Reasonable Hypothesis SOP No. 67 of 2013 concerning motor neurone disease. This Amendment SOP No. 99 of 2018 takes effect from 21 June 2018, and corrects an error involving a cross-reference to a factor in the SOP. 

Summary of Changes

Decided to Undertake Consultation regarding:

ConditionReasons for DecisionDate for Final Decision
Alzheimer-type dementiaIntention to remove one or more factorsFebruary 2019
blepharitisIntention to remove one or more factorsFebruary 2019
chronic pruritus aniIntention to remove one or more factorsFebruary 2019

Finalised Declaration for:

ConditionDeclarationReasons for Decision

The Authority declares that it does not propose to amend Statement of Principles concerning migraine No. 8 of 2018 by inclusion of a factor relating to exposure to head trauma. The Authority proposes to amend Statement of Principles No. 7 of 2018 concerning migraine by inserting new factors in subsections 9(2a) and 9(4a) concerning head trauma.
The Authority does not propose to make Statements of Principles in respect of xerostomia.

Completed Investigations

The above determinations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:

Note: please see Declaration concerning xerostomia above.

New Investigations

Decided to advertise the following investigations:
The above investigation notices appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 6 November 2018.

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