Veterans' Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2018


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Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of May 2018

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under sections 23(3) and 265 of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


on the recommendation of the Minister for Veterans made in accordance with section 23 of that Act.


1 Title

These regulations are the Veterans’ Support Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 29 June 2018.

3 Principal regulations

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

4 Schedule 1 amended


In Schedule 1, replace each item relating to a condition set out in the first column of the following table with the corresponding item from the table:

accidental hypothermia21/201822/2018
cerebral meningioma1/20182/2018
Guillain-Barre syndrome23/201824/2018
hepatitis C13/201814/2018
malignant neoplasm of the cerebral meninges3/20184/2018
malignant neoplasm of the eye27/201828/2018
malignant neoplasm of the ovary9/201810/2018
personality disorder17/201818/2018
substance use disorder59/201760/2017
systemic sclerosis25/201826/2018


In Schedule 1, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

immune thrombocytopaenia63/201764/2017
non-freezing cold injury5/20186/2018
popliteal cyst31/201832/2018
toxic retinopathy19/201820/2018
ulnar neuropathy at the elbow65/201766/2017
Zika virus infection15/201816/2018


In Schedule 1, revoke the items relating to immersion foot, immune thrombocytopaenic purpura, and toxic maculopathy.

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, which come into force on 29 June 2018, amend the Veterans’ Support Regulations 2014 (the principal regulations).

These regulations amend Schedule 1 of the principal regulations, which lists the Australian statements of principles that apply to specified medical conditions for the purposes of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014.

The amendments replace statements of principles references for 15 conditions and insert statements of principles references for 3 new conditions. The new conditions are: popliteal cyst, ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, and Zika virus infection.

Three conditions have been renamed, and the associated principles references replaced. These conditions are immersion foot (which is now known as non-freezing cold injury), immune thrombocytopaenic purpura (which is now known as immune thrombocytopaenia), and toxic maculopathy (which is now known as toxic retinopathy).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 31 May 2018.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Defence Force.