Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015

  • revoked
  • Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015: revoked, on 1 April 2017, by regulation 8(1)(b) of the Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/37).

Reprint as at 1 April 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015

(LI 2015/240)

Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015: revoked, on 1 April 2017, by regulation 8(1)(b) of the Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/37).

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 19th day of October 2015

The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.

Pursuant to sections 22, 23(3), and 265 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs given in accordance with section 22 of that Act, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

These regulations are the Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 19 November 2015.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 1 replaced

Replace Schedule 1 with the Schedule 1 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

Schedule Schedule 1 replaced

r 4

Schedule 1 Australian statements of principles that apply for purposes of Act

r 15

ConditionReasonable hypothesisBalance of probabilities
accidental hypothermia17/201018/2010
accommodation disorder5/20096/2009
Achilles tendinopathy and bursitis37/200738/2007
acoustic neuroma29/201130/2011
acquired cataract39/200840/2008
acute articular cartilage tear53/201054/2010
acute infectious mononucleosis3/20124/2012
acute lymphoblastic leukaemia75/201276/2012
acute meniscal tear of the knee55/201056/2010
acute myeloid leukaemia35/200636/2006
acute pancreatitis85/201186/2011
acute rheumatic fever23/201124/2011
acute stress disorder41/201442/2014
adenocarcinoma of the kidney9/201310/2013
adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder7/20128/2012
adjustment disorder37/200838/2008
adrenal insufficiency74/200975/2009
alcohol use disorder1/20092/2009
allergic contact dermatitis112/2011113/2011
allergic rhinitis22/201423/2014
alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency29/201530/2015
Alzheimer-type dementia22/201023/2010
anal fissure73/201074/2010
analgesic nephropathy29/200830/2008
angle-closure glaucoma25/201226/2012
animal envenomation66/200867/2008
ankylosing spondylitis3/20134/2013
anxiety disorder102/2014103/2014
aortic aneurysm9/201210/2012
aortic stenosis21/201322/2013
aplastic anaemia50/201251/2012
atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease23/201224/2012
atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter49/201450/2014
autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease39/201540/2015
benign neoplasm of the eye and adnexa33/200834/2008
benign prostatic hyperplasia19/200820/2008
bipolar disorder27/200928/2009
bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia62/200963/2009
cardiac myxoma11/200912/2009
carotid arterial disease37/201238/2012
carpal tunnel syndrome7/20138/2013
cerebral meningioma19/200920/2009
cerebrovascular accident65/201566/2015
cervical spondylosis66/201467/2014
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease21/201522/2015
chicken pox25/200726/2007
chondromalacia patella79/201080/2010
chronic fatigue syndrome11/201412/2014
chronic gastritis and chronic gastropathy25/201326/2013
chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma84/201485/2014
chronic multisymptom illness55/201456/2014
chronic myeloid leukaemia47/201448/2014
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease37/201438/2014
chronic pancreatitis104/2011105/2011
chronic pruritus ani75/201076/2010
chronic solvent encephalopathy71/201372/2013
chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limb29/201230/2012
cirrhosis of the liver107/2007108/2007
cluster headache20/201021/2010
coeliac disease1/20112/2011
colorectal adenoma35/201336/2013
conductive hearing loss7/20118/2011
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease76/201477/2014
Cushing’s syndrome33/200934/2009
cut, stab, abrasion and laceration3/20084/2008
decompression sickness13/201514/2015
deep vein thrombosis54/201255/2012
dementia pugilistica11/201212/2012
dengue fever13/201214/2012
dental caries71/200772/2007
dental malocclusion17/201118/2011
dental pulp and apical disease3/20144/2014
depressive disorder27/200828/2008
diabetes mellitus89/201190/2011
diverticular disease of the colon13/200814/2008
Dupuytren’s disease57/201058/2010
dysbaric osteonecrosis17/201518/2015
eating disorder47/200848/2008
electrical injury31/200932/2009
epileptic seizure77/201378/2013
erectile dysfunction43/201344/2013
essential thrombocythaemia15/201316/2013
external bruise109/2007110/2007
external burn41/200642/2006
extrinsic allergic alveolitis87/201188/2011
familial adenomatous polyposis39/201340/2013
familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy35/200736/2007
fibromuscular dysplasia60/200861/2008
fibrosing interstitial lung disease53/201354/2013
gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer61/201562/2015
gastro-oesophageal reflux disease65/201366/2013
Gaucher’s disease27/201528/2015
giant cell arteritis71/201272/2012
Graves’ disease33/201334/2013
Guillain-Barre syndrome59/201360/2013
hallux valgus91/200792/2007
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis31/201332/2013
heart block1/20142/2014
heel bursitis77/201078/2010
hepatitis A63/201564/2015
hepatitis B52/200853/2008
hepatitis C54/200855/2008
hepatitis D56/200857/2008
hepatitis E31/200732/2007
hereditary spherocytosis67/201568/2015
herpes simplex3/20104/2010
herpes zoster47/201548/2015
hiatus hernia68/201469/2014
Hodgkin’s lymphoma35/201436/2014
hookworm disease64/200865/2008
horseshoe kidney31/201532/2015
human immunodeficiency virus5/20106/2010
human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 17/20108/2010
Huntington’s chorea37/201538/2015
hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis27/201328/2013
iliotibial band syndrome34/201035/2010
immersion foot25/200926/2009
immune thrombocytopaenic purpura72/200873/2008
inflammatory bowel disease19/201220/2012
ingrowing nail93/200794/2007
inguinal hernia5/20136/2013
internal derangement of the knee51/201052/2010
intervertebral disc prolapse39/200740/2007
irritable bowel syndrome27/201128/2011
irritant contact dermatitis110/2011111/2011
ischaemic heart disease89/200790/2007
joint instability32/201033/2010
Kaposi’s sarcoma9/201110/2011
labral tear94/201095/2010
localised sclerosis66/200967/2009
loss of teeth73/200774/2007
lumbar spondylosis62/201463/2014
macular degeneration13/200914/2009
malignant melanoma of the skin79/200780/2007
malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage106/2011107/2011
malignant neoplasm of the anus and anal canal51/201352/2013
malignant neoplasm of the bile duct69/201570/2015
malignant neoplasm of the bladder96/201197/2011
malignant neoplasm of the brain58/200859/2008
malignant neoplasm of the breast96/201497/2014
malignant neoplasm of the cerebral meninges21/200922/2009
malignant neoplasm of the cervix39/201240/2012
malignant neoplasm of the colorectum37/201338/2013
malignant neoplasm of the endometrium99/2007100/2007
malignant neoplasm of the eye15/201016/2010
malignant neoplasm of the gallbladder67/200768/2007
malignant neoplasm of the larynx61/201362/2013
malignant neoplasm of the liver21/201122/2011
malignant neoplasm of the lung92/201493/2014
malignant neoplasm of the nasopharynx25/201126/2011
malignant neoplasm of the oesophagus41/200742/2007
malignant neoplasm of the oral cavity, oropharynx and hypopharynx1/20132/2013
malignant neoplasm of the ovary70/200971/2009
malignant neoplasm of the pancreas73/201374/2013
malignant neoplasm of the prostate53/201454/2014
malignant neoplasm of the renal pelvis and ureter98/201199/2011
malignant neoplasm of the salivary gland57/201558/2015
malignant neoplasm of the small intestine1/20152/2015
malignant neoplasm of the stomach58/201459/2014
malignant neoplasm of the testis and paratesticular tissues3/20154/2015
malignant neoplasm of the thyroid gland39/201440/2014
malignant neoplasm of the urethra1/20082/2008
malignant neoplasm of unknown primary site80/201481/2014
Marfan syndrome25/201526/2015
Meniere’s disease59/200660/2006
mesangial IgA glomerulonephritis52/201253/2012
microscopic polyangiitis13/201114/2011
mitral valve prolapse43/201444/2014
moderate to severe traumatic brain injury62/201263/2012
morbid obesity5/20146/2014
Morton’s metatarsalgia92/201093/2010
motor neurone disease67/201368/2013
multiple osteochondromatosis43/201544/2015
multiple sclerosis100/2011101/2011
myasthenia gravis15/200716/2007
myelodysplastic disorder37/200638/2006
myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism69/200770/2007
neoplasm of the pituitary gland53/201554/2015
non-aneurysmal aortic atherosclerotic disease15/201216/2012
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma28/201029/2010
non-melanotic malignant neoplasm of the skin81/200782/2007
obstructive and reflux neophropathy31/201132/2011
open-angle glaucoma27/201228/2012
osteogenesis imperfecta35/201536/2015
otitic barotrauma35/201236/2012
otitis externa58/201259/2012
otitis media51/201452/2014
Paget’s disease of bone49/201550/2015
panic disorder68/200969/2009
Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism65/200766/2007
patellar tendinopathy114/2011115/2011
periodic limb movement disorder26/201427/2014
periodontal abscess49/201350/2013
peripheral neuropathy74/201475/2014
peritoneal adhesions103/2007104/2007
personality disorder70/200871/2008
pes planus45/201246/2012
photocontact dermatitis108/2011109/2011
physical injury due to munitions discharge48/201249/2012
pilonidal sinus71/201072/2010
plantar fasciitis51/201552/2015
pleural plaque45/201446/2014
poisoning and toxic reaction from plants and fungi84/201085/2010
polyarteritis nodosa11/201112/2011
polycythaemia vera11/201312/2013
polymyalgia rheumatica23/200824/2008
porphyria cutanea tarda43/201244/2012
posttraumatic stress disorder82/201483/2014
primary myelofibrosis17/201318/2013
psoriatic arthropathy5/20126/2012
pulmonary barotrauma15/201516/2015
pulmonary thromboembolism56/201257/2012
rapidly progressive crescentic glomerulonephritis81/201082/2010
reactive arthritis26/201027/2010
relapsing polychondritis45/200846/2008
renal artery atherosclerotic disease102/2011103/2011
renal stone disease65/201066/2010
restless legs syndrome20/201421/2014
retinal vascular occlusive disease83/201184/2011
rheumatic heart disease19/201120/2011
rheumatoid arthritis68/200869/2008
Ross River virus infection90/201091/2010
rotator cuff syndrome100/2014101/2014
scrub typhus72/200973/2009
seborrhoeic dermatitis13/201314/2013
seborrhoeic keratosis55/201556/2015
sensorineural hearing loss5/20116/2011
shin splints9/201510/2015
sick sinus syndrome15/201416/2014
sickle-cell disorder43/200844/2008
sinus barotrauma49/201050/2010
sleep apnoea41/201342/2013
soft tissue sarcoma5/20156/2015
solar keratosis73/201274/2012
somatic symptom disorder24/201425/2014
spasmodic torticollis21/200822/2008
spinal adhesive arachnoiditis116/2011117/2011
spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis59/201560/2015
sprain and strain94/201195/2011
subarachnoid haemorrhage67/201068/2010
subdural haematoma33/201134/2011
substance use disorder3/20094/2009
sudden unexplained death57/201358/2013
suicide and attempted suicide11/201012/2010
systemic lupus erythematosus85/200786/2007
systemic sclerosis64/200965/2009
tension-type headache1/20102/2010
thoracic spondylosis64/201465/2014
thromboangiitis obliterans7/20098/2009
toxic maculopathy39/200940/2009
trigeminal neuralgia54/200955/2009
trigeminal neuropathy29/200930/2009
trochanteric bursitis and gluteal tendinopathy45/201546/2015
varicose veins of the lower limb120/2011121/2011
vascular dementia78/201479/2014
von Willebrand’s disease41/201542/2015
Wilson’s disease33/201534/2015

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations amend the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014 (the principal regulations). These regulations replace Schedule 1 of the principal regulations, which lists the Australian statements of principles that apply to specified medical conditions, with a new Schedule 1. New Schedule 1 inserts 1 new condition, removes 3 conditions, and replaces statements of principles references for 41 conditions. The regulations come into force on 19 November 2015.

Regulatory impact statement

The New Zealand Defence Force produced a regulatory impact statement on 29 July 2015 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 October 2015.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/37): regulation 8(1)(b)