The role of PLAC is to provide recommendations and advice on:

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

For full details, see the Terms of Reference.


The PLAC includes:

  • a wide range of experts in health technology assessments, specialist surgery and interventional work, and health economics
  • consumer representatives
  • advisory members from private hospital associations, the medical technology industry and private health insurance.





Professor Terry Campbell (AM)


Consumer representative

Dr Henry Ko


Expert member

Professor David Morgan OAM

Orthopaedic surgery

Expert member

Dr Orso Osti

Spinal surgery

Expert member

Associate Professor Rosemary Korda


Expert member

Professor Bill Heddle


Expert member

Professor Allan Glanville

Thoracic medicine

Expert member

Professor Anne Simmons


Expert member Professor Abdullah Omari Vascular medicine

Expert member

Adjunct Professor Jim Butler

Health economics

Expert member

Professor Robyn Ward

Medical Services Advisory Committee Representative

Advisory member

Ms Emma Bognar

Australian Private Hospitals Association

Advisory member

Ms Cathy Ryan

Cabrini Health

Advisory member

Dr Jui Tham

Members Health

Advisory member

Dr Greg Roger


Advisory member

Ms Gabrielle Moreland

Day Hospitals Australia

Invited attendee Mr Paul Dale Medical Technology Association of Australia
Invited attendee Mr Ben Harris Private Healthcare Australia

Representatives from the Department of Health (including the Therapeutic Goods Administration) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs also attend PLAC meetings.


Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC) Operational Guidelines

These guidelines set out how PLAC will operate to deliver on its Terms of Reference.


PLAC holds at least 3 meetings per year.



Prostheses List contact

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Last updated: 
23 September 2021