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13 March 2019

At the meeting of 13 February 2019 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
methaemoglobinaemia 17/2019 18/2019
dental malocclusion 19/2019 20/2019
acute articular cartilage tear 21/2019 22/2019
sinus barotrauma 23/2019 24/2019
acute meniscal tear of the knee 25/2019 26/2019
pilonidal sinus 27/2019 28/2019
blepharitis 29/2019 30/2019
chronic pruritus ani 31/2019 32/2019
Alzheimer disease 33/2019 34/2019
neurocognitive disorder with Lewy bodies 35/2019 36/2019

Note:• The investigation concerning 'Alzheimer-type dementia' has resulted in the determination of Statements of Principles concerning Alzheimer disease and Statements of Principles concerning neurocognitive disorder with Lewy bodies. 

Determined New Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
chronic insomnia disorder 37/2019 38/2019
trigger finger 39/2019 40/2019
de Quervain tendinopathy 41/2019 42/2019

Note:• The investigation concerning 'stenosing tenosynovitis (in particular trigger finger/thumb and de Quervain tenosynovitis)' has resulted in the determination of Statements of Principles concerning trigger finger and Statements of Principles concerning de Quervain tendinopathy.

Determined Amendment Statements of Principles (SOPs) for:

Condition SOPs
subdural haematoma 43/2019 44/2019

The above SOPs take effect from 25 March 2019.

Summary of Changes

Decided to Undertake Consultation regarding:

Condition Reasons for Decision Date for Final Decision
subarachnoid haemorrhage Intention to remove one or more factors June 2019
renal stone disease Intention to remove one or more factors June 2019

New Investigations

Decided to advertise the following investigations:

  • psoriasis (focussed review - stressors (Balance of Probabilities SOP only))
  • morbid obesity (focussed review - definition of morbid obesity)

The above investigation notices appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 12 March 2019.