Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC)

This committee provides recommendations and advice to the Minister for Health and Aged Care and the Department of Health and Aged Care about the listing of products on the Prostheses List and the benefits payable by private health insurers.


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.

Members and invited attendees

The PLAC includes a wide range of experts in health technology assessments, specialist surgery and interventional work, and health economics, and a consumer representative.

Representatives from private hospital associations, the medical technology industry and private health insurance also attend each meeting.





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

Professor Robyn Ward

Medical Services Advisory Committee Representative

Invited attendee

Ms Emma Bognar

Australian Private Hospitals Association

Invited attendee

Ms Cathy Ryan

Catholic Health Australia

Invited attendee

Ms Gabrielle Moreland

Day Hospitals Australia

Invited attendee

Dr Greg Roger


Invited attendee

Mr Paul Dale

Medical Technology Association of Australia

Invited attendee

Mr Ben Harris

Private Healthcare Australia

Invited attendee

Dr Jui Tham

Members Health

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



PLAC holds at least 3 meetings per year.


Prostheses List contact

Contact us if you have questions about the Prostheses List, the Prostheses List Advisory Committee, or its Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs).
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