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TGA advisory committee guidelines
Declarations of interests, managing conflicts of interests and confidentiality obligations, Version 1.9, August 2016
Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 - Regulation 42
When committee may establish subcommittees
- A committee, with the approval of the Secretary, may establish subcommittees, consisting of members and other persons.
- The function of the subcommittee is to inquire into, and report to the committee on, any matter referred to the subcommittee that is within the functions of the committee.
Disclosure of interests
- A member of a committee who is aware that he or she has a direct or indirect material personal interest (whether pecuniary or not) in a matter being considered or about to be considered at a meeting of the committee must, without delay, disclose the nature of the interest at, or before, the meeting of the committee.
- The disclosure must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting and the member must not, unless the committee otherwise determines, either be present during any deliberation of the committee about the matter or take part in any decision of the committee about that matter.
- When a committee is making a determination about a member who has made a disclosure, the member, and any other member who has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the matter to which the disclosure relates, must not either be present during any deliberation of the committee or take part in making the determination.
- A member of a subcommittee appointed by a committee, who is aware that he or she has a direct or indirect material personal interest (whether pecuniary or not) in a matter being considered, or about to be considered, at a meeting of the subcommittee must, without delay, disclose the nature of the interest at, or before, the meeting of the subcommittee.