Amendment of Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland No. 63 of 2011

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Amendment Statement of Principles
concerning
 
MALIGNANT NEOPLASM OF THE SALIVARY GLAND
No. 63 of 2011
 
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 malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland No. 63 of 2011.
 
2.                     The Repatriation Medical Authority amends, under subsection 196B(8) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986, Statement of Principles concerning malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland Instrument No. 46 of 2004 by:
 
(A)        Replacing existing factors "(a)" and "(b)" in clause 5 with the following:
 
"(a)      having received a cumulative equivalent dose of at least 0.1 sievert of ionising radiation to the salivary gland at least five years before the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland; or"; and
 
"(b)      undergoing treatment with radioactive iodine for cancer before the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland, where the first exposure occurred at least five years before the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland; or";
 
(B)         Deleting existing factors "(c)" and "(d)" from clause 5;
 
(C)         Re-numbering existing factors "(e)" and "(f)" in clause 5 as "(c)" and "(d)" respectively;
 
(D)        Replacing "5(f)" in clause 6 with "5(d)";
 
(E)         Replacing the existing definition of "cumulative equivalent dose" in clause 8 with the following:
'"cumulative equivalent dose" means the total dose of ionising radiation received by the particular organ or tissue. The formula used to calculate the cumulative equivalent dose allows doses from multiple types of ionising radiation to be combined, by accounting for their differing biological effect. The unit of equivalent dose is the sievert. For the purposes of this Statement of Principles, the calculation of cumulative equivalent dose excludes doses received from normal background radiation, but includes therapeutic radiation, diagnostic radiation, cosmic radiation at high altitude, radiation from occupation-related sources and radiation from nuclear explosions or accidents;'; and
 
(F)          Deleting the definitions of "a course of therapeutic radiation" and "atomic radiation" from clause 8.
 
3.                     The amendment made by this instrument applies to all matters to which Instrument No. 46 of 2004, section 120A of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 and section 338 of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 apply.
 
4.                     The amendment made by this instrument takes effect from 25 May 2011.
 
Dated this   ninth   day of   May   2011
 
 
The Common Seal of the                    )
Repatriation Medical Authority          )
was affixed to this instrument                        )
in the presence of:                               )
 
KEN DONALD
CHAIRPERSON
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