MSAC Executive Terms of Reference
The MSAC Executive meets regularly via teleconference throughout the year to progress MSAC activity between formal MSAC meetings. Business may also be conducted out of session, usually via email.
Roles and function:
In consultation with the MSAC Secretariat, to:
- Regularly consider evaluation progress reports and key performance indicators and provide advice so that MSAC business is efficiently progressed between MSAC meetings.
- Prepare advice to the Minister for Health and Ageing (the Minister) on applications or referrals where a full or partial Health Technology Assessment (HTA) evaluation is not warranted against an agreed risk based matrix and advice to the Minister is required prior to the next scheduled MSAC meeting. Executive advice to the Minister is to be reported to the next full MSAC meeting.
- Endorse membership of MSAC sub-committees and ad-hoc working groups to facilitate MSAC activities.
- Endorse the annual MSAC Performance Report to the Minister.
- Nominate MSAC representation to external bodies as required.
The MSAC Executive is appointed by the Department, and consists of the MSAC Chair, MSAC Deputy Chair, chair(s) of any MSAC sub-committee(s), and the Chief Medical Officer (or proxy).
The MSAC Executive has input to/approves Draft Minutes, Public Summary Documents, other MSAC advice, and the annual Performance Report. The Chair provides MSAC’s approval for the transmission of MSAC advice/reports to the Minister, which is then arranged by the Department.
The Chair and/or Executive may also be required to prepare and/or sign correspondence on behalf of the committee, usually responses to requests from stakeholders.
The Executive has input into the agendas for MSAC meetings.
The MSAC Chair reports to each MSAC meeting on activities conducted since the previous meeting and any Executive decisions taken.
The MSAC Executive clears the MSAC Performance Report that is submitted annually to the Minister.
Page currency, Latest update: 30 September, 2010
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