For the purpose of this guide, the terms ‘conflict of interest’ and ‘material personal interest’ are used interchangeably (noting the relevant legislation uses the terminology of ‘material personal interest’).
The legal obligations on statutory advisory committee members come from the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 (Therapeutic Goods Regulations), the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and Rules, and from the Deed of Undertaking (signed on appointment). This guide reflects legal obligations and best practice for managing conflicts of interest.
The processes in this guide should also be followed in relation to the TGA’s non-statutory advisory committees.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.