Statements of Principles
The role of the Repatriation Medical Authority is to determine Statements of Principles (SOPs) for any disease, injury or death that could be related to military service, based on sound medical-scientific evidence.
In carrying out its duties the RMA is bound by relevant sections of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA).
SOPs are used by the Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish a service connection to determine liability for conditions claimed under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).
See: Statements of Principles (Repatriation Medical Authority RMA website)