The RMA is a panel of five medical and scientific experts appointed by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs after consultation with the ex-service and veteran community.

The role of the RMA is:

  •       to determine whether there is [glossary:sound medical-scientific evidence:569] that links particular kinds of [glossary:injury:315], [glossary:disease:603] or death with war or defence service; and
  •       to reflect the causal links in legally binding [glossary::492] (SoPs).