Amendment Statement of Principles concerning hypopituitarism No. 20 of 2013

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Amendment Statement of Principles
concerning
 
HYPOPITUITARISM
No. 20 of 2013
 
for the purposes of the
 
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
and
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004
1.                     This Instrument may be cited as Statement of Principles concerning hypopituitarism No. 20 of 2013.
2.                     The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning hypopituitarism Instrument No. 77 of 2009, by:
A.            Replacing the existing definition of "infiltration of pituitary gland or hypothalamus due to a specified disorder" in clause 9 with the following:
'"infiltration of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus due to a specified disorder" means the pathological diffusion or accumulation in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus of substances not normal to it, or in amounts in excess of normal, from one of the following disease processes:
(a)               a primary or metastatic neoplasm;
(b)               amyloidosis;
(c)               Castleman’s disease;
(d)              Crohn’s disease;
(e)               eosinophilic granuloma;
(f)                giant-cell granuloma;
(g)               histiocytosis;
(h)               iron overload;
(i)                 sarcoidosis;
(j)                 Wegener’s granulomatosis;
(k)               xanthogranuloma; or
(l)                 another infiltrative or granulomatous process;'.
3.                     The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 77 of 2009, section 120B of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and section 339 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 apply.
4.                     The amendment made by this instrument takes effect from 13 March 2013.
Dated this   fourth   day of   March   2013
The Common Seal of the                    )
Repatriation Medical Authority          )
was affixed to this instrument                        )
in the presence of:                               )
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS SAUNDERS AO
CHAIRPERSON