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4 July 2018

At the meeting of 6 June 2018 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
bipolar disorder 53/2018 54/2018
panic disorder 55/2018 56/2018
cluster headache 57/2018 58/2018
macular degeneration 59/2018 60/2018
localised sclerosis 61/2018 62/2018
 

These SOPs revoke the SOPs previously determined for these conditions.

 

Determined New Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
olecranon bursitis 63/2018 64/2018
knee bursitis 65/2018 66/2018

Determined Amendment Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
lumbar spondylosis 67/2018 68/2018
thoracic spondylosis 69/2018 70/2018

The above SOPs take effect from 23 July 2018.

Summary of Changes


    SOP/SummaryChanges/Summary-of-Changes-53-to-70-of-2018.pdf
    SOP/SummaryChanges/Summary-of-Changes-53-to-70-of-2018.docx

    Completed Investigations

    The above determinations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:

    New Investigations

    Decided to advertise the following investigations:

    • migraine (focussed review - head trauma)
    • 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")

    The above investigation notices appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 3 July 2018.