OIA response: Information regarding PTAC subcommittee minutes

Request for PTAC subcommittee minutes

10 August 2020

Dear [name and contact details redacted]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request dated 14 July 2020 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to PTAC subcommittee minutes. Your request noted:

The minutes listed on the website are not up to date, many minutes only have it to 2018 or even 2017, most recent minutes are not published.

To ensure transparency and public access to the information, I would like to request you to send me all the up to date minutes you have for all your ptac-subcommittees listed on your website, from 2017 to now.

Also I would encourage you to upload these minutes to your website to ensure public access to these information.

I can confirm that the PHARMAC website contains all meeting records that have been finalised for publication.

PTAC subcommittees do not have a regular meeting schedule and instead meet as required to discuss issues referred to them by PTAC or PHARMAC. Once a subcommittee’s advice has been reviewed by PTAC, records of the meeting will be published on the PHARMAC website, in accordance with the PTAC Terms of Reference. PHARMAC endeavours to have clinical advice records published within 70 business days of a meeting. Currently only meetings held within 70 business days do not have meeting records published on our website. These meeting records will be uploaded to the website when finalised and are currently on target to meet our timeframe.

To retrieve PTAC subcommittee records, please visit our website. Please note that we may withhold all or part of a record when it holds commercially sensitive information.

We trust that this information answers your query. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services