Medical Devices and Human Tissue Advisory Committee (MDHTAC)

This committee provides advice to the department on issues relating to the Prescribed List.

On 1 July 2023, the Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) was replaced by the Medical Devices and Human Tissues Advisory Committee (MDHTAC). Its associated sub-committees (Clinical Advisory Group and Panel of Clinical Experts) were replaced by the  Expert Clinical Advisory Groups (ECAGs).


The MDHTAC makes recommendations to the department and Minister for Health and Aged Care and on issues relating to medical devices and human tissue products on the Prescribed List of Medical Devices and Human Tissue Products.

The MDHTAC provides recommendations and advice on:

  • the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of products
  • other matters related to the Prescribed List.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference.

Members and invited attendees

The MDHTAC includes a wide range of clinical and health technology assessment experts, and a consumer member.


ChairEmeritus Professor Terry Campbell (AM)-
Expert memberDr Iain Dunlop (AM)Ophthalmic ECAG
Expert memberProfessor Allan GlanvilleGeneral surgery ECAG
Expert memberDr Peter LewisHip and knee ECAG
Expert memberMr David GillSpecialist orthopaedic ECAG
Expert memberDr Orso OstiSpinal and neurosurgical ECAG
Expert memberAssociate Professor Glenn YoungCardiovascular ECAG
Expert memberProfessor Rosemary KordaEpidemiology and population health
Expert memberEmeritus Professor Anne SimmonsBiomedical engineering

Representatives from the following organisations also attend MDHTAC meetings:

  • Department of Health and Aged Care, including the Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


The Health Technology Assessment committees conflicts of interest process guide also applies to MDHTAC members.


The MDHTAC hold at least 3 meetings per year.



Prescribed List contact

Contact us if you have questions about the Prescribed List, the Medical Devices and Human Tissue Advisory Committee (MDHTAC)
or Expert Clinical Advisory Groups (ECAGs).
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