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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Notice of Amendment to the 2011 Statements of Principles Regarding Diabetes Mellitus Under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

  1. Pursuant to section 24 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs gives notice of the amendment of the Statements of Principles Nos. 89 and 90 of 2011 regarding diabetes mellitus under the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014.
  2. Statements of Principles Nos. 89 and 90 of 2011 are not revoked but should be read and applied together with the Amendment Statements of Principles Nos. 88 and 89 of 2014.
  3. The amendment reflects replacement of some factors and the insertion of a new factor in the 2011 Statements of Principles which relate diabetes mellitus to veterans’ qualifying service.
  4. The amendment also includes the replacement of the definition of “relevant service”, the deletion of the definition of a “drug or a drug from a class of drugs from the specified list”, and the insertion of definitions of:
    • a “drug or a drug from a class of drugs from specified list 1”; and
    • a “drug or a drug from a class of drugs from specified list 3”.
  5. Copies of the Amendment Statements of Principles on diabetes mellitus are available on the Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand website
    www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz
  6. Copies of the Amendment Statements of Principles may also be inspected on request at Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand, 142 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145.

This notice takes effect on the day of publication.

Dated this 13th day of August 2015.

Hon CRAIG FOSS, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs.