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Subsection 7(2) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

What benefits does ss7(2) SRCA provide?

Once the Tier status and diagnosis is established, you are relieved from any onus to prove on the balance of probabilities, that your deseal/reseal participation significantly contributed to the contraction of the disease. Liability will be automatically accepted.

Once liability is accepted, entitlement to permanent impairment, incapacity payments and rehabilitation must be established before compensation under the SRCA becomes payable to the member or former member, in accordance with the applicable provisions of that Act.

Please note that a reference to ss7(2) SRCA should be read to includes a reference to Section 31 of the Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971, which has the same provisions and is that Act that covered employees prior to the introduction of the SRCA on 1 December 1988.

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What conditions are accepted?

  Condition ICD Code Description
1. Dysplastic naevus D22/ M8727/0 A pigmented lesion of the skin, other than a melanoma, displaying an irregular border, indistinct margin and mixed colouration.
2. Eczema/ dermatitis L20 - L30 Eczema is a puristic papulovesicular dermatitis, that also has a later scaly stage.  A dermatitis is any inflammation of the skin.
3. Multiple sclerosis G35 A degenerative disease of the nervous system characterised by the development of lesions separated in time and space in which the underlying pathology is the dermalisation of the affected nervous tissue.
4. Parkinson’s disease (Primary only) G20 A degenerative disease of the nervous system, characterised by rigidity, tremor and bradykinesia with abnormality of gait and mask like faces.
5. Peripheral neuropathy G62 A condition in which there is simultaneous loss of function of multiple peripheral nerves.
6. Spinal muscular atrophy G12 A disease characterised by excessive loss of large motor neurons, with muscle showing evidence of degeneration atrophy.
7. Erectile dysfunction N48.4 An inability to obtain or maintain an erection of sufficient strength to complete an act of sexual intercourse.
8. Cauda equina syndrome G95.9 An impairment of both somatic and visceral sensory and motor function referable to the lower sacral and lumbar nerve roots.
9. Neurogenic bladder N31.9 A loss of bladder function or control as a result of a neurogenic disease.
10. Non-alcoholic toxic encephalopathy G92 A loss of cerebral functions, caused by toxic insult to the neurons, resulting from a toxic exposure other than ethanol.
11. Acquired colour vision deficiency H53.5 A disorder of colour vision not being due to genetic factors.
12. Depression F32.0 - F33.9 F34, F38, F39 A disorder affecting mood, with depressed mood; or the loss of interest in, or pleasure in, almost all activities. The individual may also suffer from loss of appetite, weight, sleep, has decreased energy, has feelings of worthlessness or guilt, and may have recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
13. Sleep disorders with neurological basis G47.31 A sleep disorder associated with either Parkinson’s Disease of degeneration of the cerebrum.
14. Bi-polar affective disorder F31 A disorder in which there has been at least one episode of mania and one episode of major depression.
15. Vertigo R42 An illusory sense of environment or self movement.
16. Memory loss F04 A loss of memory above that of normal (either short-term or long-term).
17. Anxiety F41 A disease in which there is excessive anxiety and worry on more days than not for a period of at least six months, with the sufferer also displaying features such as restlessness, irritability, muscle tension or disturbed sleep.
18. Panic disorders F41.0 A disease in which there are recurrent panic attacks, with persistent concern about future panic attacks, worry over the effect of panic attacks and there has been significant change in behaviour as a result of the attacks.
19. Impaired cognition F03,
F06.7
Any measurable loss of higher cerebral function.
20. Malignant neoplasms C00 – C96 Any disorder in which there is an abnormal growth of cells and the cells display either the ability to metastasize or to invade the surrounding tissues.
21. Myeloproliferative disorders C81 – C96, D45 and D47 Any one of a family of diseases characterised by increased blood cell production, including myelogenous leukaemia, polycythaemia rubra vera and myelofibrosis.
22. Liver disease K71 Any disease or inflammation of the liver due to concentrations of chemicals and solvents.
23. Pancreatic disease K85 – K86 Any disease or inflammation of the pancreas.
24. Irritable bowel disorder K58 Chronic intermittent symptoms, including recurrent abdominal pain, with altered frequency of defecation with either constipation or diarrhoea or both, stool urgency and a sense of incomplete evacuation of the bowel.
25. Ulcerative colitis / Crohn’s disease K50 – K51 Ulcerative colitis means a chronic, recurrent ulceration of the colon, chiefly of the mucosa or sub-mucosa, manifesting as cramping abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and loose discharges of blood, pus and mucosa.   Crohn’s disease is a chronic, granulomatis inflammatory disease involving any part of the digestive tract with scarring and thickening of the bowel wall.
26. Diverticulitis,
Diverticulosis,
Diverticular Disease
K57 The presence of inflammation in and around a diverticulum of the colon or rectum.
27. Bowel polyps D12
K63.5
A protruding growth from the mucosa of the colon or rectum.
28. Mixed connective tissue disease M35.1 A disease when there is overlap of the clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosis, scleroderma, polymyositis and rheumatoid arthritis, usually with unusually high circulating antibody to a nuclear ribonucleoprotein.
29. Systemic lupus erythematosus M32 A disease in which tissues and cells are damaged by pathological autoantibodies and immune complexes.
30. Sarcoidosis D86 A chronic, multisystem disorder in which in the affected organs there is an accumulation of T-lymphocytes and mononuclear phagocytes, with noncaseating epithelial granuloma and derangement of the normal tissue architecture.
31. Agoraphobia with panic disorder F40.01 A well defined cluster of phobias embracing fears. Panic disorder is a frequent feature of both present and past episodes.  Avoidance of the phobic situation is prominent; some agoraphobics experience little anxiety because they are able to avoid their phobic situations.

 

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