2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64H-13 - Review of applications, conditions for approval
18A:64H-13. Review of applications, conditions for approval
5.The Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey shall review each application made by an alternatively accredited medical school to increase the number of students participating in clinical clerkships or to increase the number of programs operated by the school. The application shall be made in a form and manner prescribed by the council.
a.The council shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the approval or disapproval of an application within 90 days; except that, if the council determines that the application is not complete or additional information is required before the council can make a determination, the council shall notify the applicant in writing and shall have an additional 90 days after receipt of the requested information to approve or disapprove the application. If the council does not affirmatively approve or disapprove the application, or request additional information concerning the application, within 90 days of its submission, the application shall be deemed approved.
b.The council shall approve an application if the applicant demonstrates that it meets the registration standards comparable to those promulgated by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which include, but are not limited to: (1) a requirement that a medical student who will participate in a clinical clerkship program shall have successfully completed the United States Medical Licensing Examination - Step 1; (2) the hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations; (3) the clinical clerkship program shall take place in a hospital with an approved Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association residency training program in the clinical area of instruction for which credit is sought; (4) clinical instruction shall be supervised by a Director of Medical Education; (5) clinical instruction shall be provided pursuant to a written agreement that includes a written curriculum for each individual clinical subject; (6) the hospital shall insure that there is a minimum daily census in each clerkship area that will meet the instructional needs of the clinical subject; (7) the hospital shall have on the premises a library facility that has adequate resources to support clinical clerkships in each core area; (8) each department chair shall be board certified in the specialty area in his department; and (9) the hospital shall ensure a ratio of no less than one medical resident for every two clinical clerkship students.
c.If the council disapproves the application, the notification of disapproval shall specify each deficiency, including the reason the applicant failed to meet the registration standards, and shall provide information on remedial steps that applicant must take to meet the standard. An applicant shall be provided the opportunity to submit evidence of remediation, within a time period specified by the council.
d.The applicant shall be responsible for all costs incurred by the council for reviewing and processing the application.
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