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5 September 2018

At the meeting of 8 August 2018 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
adrenal insufficiency 71/2018 72/2018
sinusitis 73/2018 74/2018
reactive arthritis 75/2018 76/2018
scrub typhus 77/2018 78/2018
bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia 79/2018 80/2018

These SOPs revoke the SOPs previously determined for these conditions.

 

Determined Amendment Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
malignant neoplasm of the breast 81/2018 82/2018
loss of teeth 83/2018 84/2018
tooth wear 85/2018 86/2018
acute stress disorder 87/2018 87/2018
adjustment disorder 87/2018 87/2018
alcohol use disorder 87/2018 87/2018
anxiety disorder 87/2018 87/2018
cardiomyopathy 87/2018 87/2018
cerebrovascular accident 87/2018
chronic multisymptom illness 87/2018
depressive disorder 87/2018 87/2018
eating disorder 87/2018 87/2018
female sexual dysfunction 87/2018 87/2018
gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer 87/2018
gingivitis 87/2018 87/2018
inflammatory bowel disease 87/2018
ischaemic heart disease 87/2018 87/2018
multiple sclerosis 87/2018 87/2018
personality disorder 87/2018 87/2018
posttraumatic stress disorder 87/2018 87/2018
psoriasis 87/2018
schizophrenia 87/2018 87/2018
substance use disorder 87/2018 87/2018
suicide and attempted suicide 87/2018 87/2018

The above SOPs take effect from 24 September 2018.

An amendment was determined for the Reasonable Hypothesis SOP concerning motor neurone disease. This SOP takes effect from 21 June 2018, and was made under s196B(10) of the VEA at the direction of the Specialist Medical Review Council.

Summary of Changes

Completed Investigations

The above determinations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:

  • adrenal insufficiency
  • sinusitis
  • reactive arthritis
  • scrub typhus
  • bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia
  • malignant neoplasm of the breast (focussed review - breastfeeding)
  • loss of teeth (focussed review - tooth wear)
  • tooth wear (focussed review - vomiting)
  • motor neurone disease (focussed review - (a) traumatic brain injury (b) blows to the head)
  • acute stress disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • adjustment disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • alcohol use disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • anxiety disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • cardiomyopathy (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • cerebrovascular accident (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • chronic multisymptom illness (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • depressive disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • eating disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • female sexual dysfunction (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • gingivitis (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • inflammatory bowel disease (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • ischaemic heart disease (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • multiple sclerosis (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • personality disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • posttraumatic stress disorder (focussed review - expanding current review Gazetted 9 January 2018 - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • psoriasis (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • schizophrenia (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • substance use disorder (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")
  • suicide and attempted suicide (focussed review - concerning terms 'eye witness' and 'corpse' and 'casualty' in the plural in the definition of "category 1B stressor")

New Investigations

Decided to advertise the following investigations:

The above investigation notices appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 4th September 2018.

Decided to Undertake Consultation regarding:

Condition Reasons for Decision Date for Final Decision
hypopituitarism Intention to remove one or more factors 4/12/2018