2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64G-6.1i - Liberal construction relative to certain contracts, agreements.
18A:64G-6.1i Liberal construction relative to certain contracts, agreements.
151. a. The provisions of P.L.2012, c.45 (C.18A:64M-1 et al.) and the authorization pursuant to section 3 of P.L.2006, c.95 (C.18A:64G-6.1) for the board of directors of University Hospital to enter into a contract or other agreement with a nonprofit corporation for the operation and management of University Hospital is to be liberally construed to promote the purposes of P.L.2012, c.45 (C.18A:64M-1 et al.) and to permit the contracted manager to operate University Hospital and exercise the powers described herein notwithstanding that its actions might be deemed anti-competitive or a restraint of trade under any state or federal antitrust laws.
b.In the event that the board of directors of University Hospital enters into a contract or other agreement with a nonprofit corporation for the operation and management of University Hospital, the contracted manager may, in addition to any other authorized duties:
(1)make and execute contracts, and any other instruments including agreements in furtherance of the purposes of P.L.2012, c.45 (C.18A:64M-1 et al.) with any health systems and providers of health care services, private payors, or other parties; and
(2)form and operate networks of hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers, arrange for the provision of health care services through such networks, and enter into such agreements, joint ventures, and affiliations directly related to the management of University Hospital.
c.Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections a. and b. of this section, University Hospital shall continue to be the principal teaching hospital of the New Jersey Medical School, the New Jersey Dental School, and any other Newark-based medical education program. University Hospital clinicians shall continue to have faculty appointments in a Newark-based school. Bargaining unit employees employed at University Hospital shall retain their status as public employees within the meaning of the "New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act," P.L.1941, c.100 (C.34:13A-1 et seq.), and such employees shall continue to provide the services they were providing prior to University Hospital entering into a management contract. There shall be no substantive changes that result in the diminution, deterioration, or reduction to essential health care services currently provided by University Hospital for a period of five years after the effective date of P.L.2012, c.45 (C.18A:64M-1 et al.) without review by the University Hospital Community Oversight Board and approval by the Department of Health and Senior Services, and any management contract shall conform to all other requirements of P.L.2012, c.45 (C.18A:64M-1 et al.).
L.2012, c.45, s.151.
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