2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:71C-40 - Selection of participants; priority.
18A:71C-40 Selection of participants; priority.
18A:71C-40. The executive director or his designee shall select the program participants from among those applicants who meet the eligibility criteria established pursuant to N.J.S.18A:71C-34, subject to available funds and available approved sites. In the event that there are insufficient funds or approved sites to select all of the applicants who meet the eligibility criteria, the executive director or his designee shall accord priority to applicants in the following manner:
a.first, to any applicant who is completing a fourth, third or second year of a loan redemption contract;
b.second, to any applicant according to the severity of the physician, dentist, or other primary care provider shortage in the area selected by the applicant; and
c.third, to any applicant whose residence in the State at the time of entry into postsecondary education was within a State designated underserved area.
In the event that there are more applicants who have the same priority than there are program positions, the executive director or his designee shall select program participants by means of a lottery or other form of random selection.
Amended 2009, c.145, s.9.
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