PHI 69/10

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on appointment of the new Prostheses List Advisory Committee

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27 October 2010

Appointment of the new Prostheses List Advisory Committee


The purpose of this Circular is to inform prostheses sponsors and other interested groups of the appointment of the new Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC), which has replaced the Prostheses and Devices Committee (PDC).

Prostheses List Advisory Committee

The Health Technology Assessment Review (HTA Review) recommended that the PDC be restructured by July 2010. The Minister for Health and Ageing approved the establishment of the new advisory committee, the PLAC, in October 2010. The new committee is comprised of an independent Chair, with members having expertise in current clinical practise, health insurance, consumer health, health economics, health policy, private hospitals and the medical device industry.

The PLAC members are:
Professor John Horvath (Chair)
Dr Bill Heddle
Dr Ralph Higgins
Associate Professor Bruce Love
Associate Professor David Morgan
Dr Janet Wale
Associate Professor Philip Clarke
Professor Simon Eckermann
Ms Colleen McGann
Ms Michele Vanest
Mr Paul Fitzmaurice
Ms Michelle Somlyay
Mr David Ross
Associate Professor Anne Simmons

The PLAC is planning to hold three meetings before the end of the year.

HTA Review Recommendations

Further updates in relation to the implementation of the recommendations from the HTA Review will be provided as available.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch

For more information visit 2010 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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