Code Authority Committee

Purpose

Responsible for oversight and effective administration of the Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice (Code) including complaints and monitoring.

Objectives

The Code Authority is responsible for the effective operation and administration of the Medical Technology Industry Code of Practice (Code). In this capacity, it:

  1. Support compliance with the Code by proactively monitoring promotions and activities of Companies on a regular and ongoing basis.
  2. Ensure that the Code complaints and appeals mechanisms are conducted in a fair, equitable and robust manner.
  3. Collect statistical data of monitoring activities, complaints received and outcomes of complaints hearings, conduct a regular review and analysis of monitoring and complaints and the Industry issues they may raise, and make recommendations to the Board for improvements to Industry self-regulation.
  4. Undertake an external review of the Code every three years to ensure it continues to reflect community, Industry and regulatory standards, submit all proposed amendments to the Board for approval, and publicise all amendments.
  5. Identify and recommend the optimal means for MTAA to promote the Code to Companies, the Industry, Healthcare Professionals, Regulators and other relevant stakeholders and participants in the healthcare Industry.
  6. Ensure education programs are updated when major changes are made to the Code and at least once every three years.
  7. Engage with relevant stakeholders to increase harmonisation with the broader medical technology stakeholders.
  8. Where required, convene additional subcommittees, appoint members and delegate to them the management of any aspect of Code administration including, but not limited to complaints handling and appeals.

MTAA Secretary: Neina Fahey, Code of Practice and Project Coordinator

Member Name 

Company 

Paul Gibbeson (Chair)

Independent

Steven Flynn (Board Director)

Baxter Healthcare

Andrew Fox-Smith (Board Director)

Global Orthopaedic 

Carol Mazzella

Stryker

Dean Taylor

LifeHealthcare

Michelle Wagner

Johnson & Johnson

Jason Neal

W.L. Gore

Paul Braico

Boston Scientific

Dawn DeCruz

Allergan

Henry Ko

Consumer Health Forum 

John Quin

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Pam Davis

Independent