The Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) has an independent Chair and is made up of individuals with expertise in:
- health technology assessment
- specialist surgery/interventional work
- health economics, and
- consumer issues.
The PLAC also includes representatives of the private health insurance industry.
The PLAC’s primary role is to make recommendations and provide advice to the Minister for Health. Advice from the PLAC enables the Minister to exercise his or her powers under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. The PLAC also advises the department on the listing of medical devices and their benefits on the Prostheses List. Using evidence, the PLAC makes recommendations on the most clinically and cost effective devices. This ensures that privately insured Australians have access to a range of medical devices that are clinically effective and value for money.
The PLAC’s size and composition is decided in consultation with the Minister. Members are drawn from a wide range of experts and stakeholder advisers. Clinical and technical expert members of the PLAC are appointed by the department in consultation with the Minister.
|Professor Terry Campbell (AM)||Chair|
|Dr Henry Ko||Consumer Representative|
|A/Prof David Morgan OAM||Expert Member||Hip/Knee|
|Dr Orso Osti||Expert Member||Spinal|
|Dr Ian McRae||Expert Member||Health Economics|
|Dr David Robinson||Expert Member||Vascular|
|Dr Rosemary Korda||Expert Member||Epidemiology|
|Prof Bill Heddle||Expert Member||Cardiac/Cardiothoracic|
|Prof Allan Glanville||Expert Member||General/Lung|
|Prof Anne Simmons||Expert Member||Medical Technology|
|Adj/Prof Jim Butler||Expert Member||Health Economics|
|Ms Emma Bognar||Advisory Member||Australian Private Hospitals|
|Ms Cathy Ryan||Advisory Member||Catholic Health Australia|
|Dr Christopher Dalton||Advisory Member||Private Healthcare Australia|
|Dr Jui Tham||Advisory Member||HIRMAA|
|Ms Andrea Kunca||Advisory Member||MTAA|
|Dr Greg Roger||Advisory Member||AusBiotech|
|Ms Gabrielle Moreland||Advisory Member||Day Hospitals Australia|
|Ms Adriana Platona||-||TGA Representative|
|Prof Robyn Ward||-||MSAC Representative|
|Ms Robyn Kemp||-||DVA Representative|
PLAC Terms of Reference
PLAC Operational Guidelines
For further information about the PLAC reform work and the previous PLAC meeting communiques, please see the PLAC reform news and communiques page.