Health
The Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) replaces the National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee. It was established under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act) to advise and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health (or delegate) on the level of access required for medicines and chemicals.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 & Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    15

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2010

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Paul Brent 1 January 2017 31 December 2019
Member Ms. Quyen Giang 1 July 2014 Determined by the appointer
Member Associate Professor Michael Ward 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
Member Prof. Andrew Somogyi 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
Member Mrs. Julie Viatos 1 January 2017 31 December 2019
Member Prof. Amanda Wheeler 1 January 2017 31 December 2019
Member Dr. Suzanne Nielsen 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
Member Dr. Tim Greenaway 1 September 2016 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Peter Gilfedder 8 September 2011 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Elizabeth Hender 1 July 2010 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Jane Carpenter 1 July 2010 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Susan Ballantyne 18 February 2011 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Vivien Bevan 22 October 2013 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Helgi Stone 7 April 2016 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Sam Haliday 27 April 2016 Determined by the appointer
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