2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2K-52 - Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2K-52 (2013) What's This?

26:2K-52. Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council
5. a. There is created an Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council to advise the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the coordinator of the EMSC program on all matters concerning emergency medical services for children. The advisory council shall assist in the formulation of policy and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this act.

b. The advisory council shall consist of a minimum of 14 public members to be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of three years. Membership of the advisory council shall include: one practicing pediatrician, one pediatric critical care physician, one board certified pediatric emergency physician and one pediatric physiatrist, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; one pediatric surgeon, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Surgeons; one emergency physician, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians; one emergency medical technician, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey State First Aid Council; one paramedic, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the State mobile intensive care advisory council; one family practice physician, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey chapter of the Academy of Family Practice; two registered emergency nurses, one to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association and one to be appointed upon the recommendation of the New Jersey Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association; and three members, each with a non-medical background, two of whom are parents with children under the age of 18, to be appointed upon the joint recommendation of the Association for Children of New Jersey and the Junior Leagues of New Jersey.

c. Vacancies on the advisory council shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Governor in the same manner as originally filled. The members of the advisory council shall serve without compensation. The advisory council shall elect a chairperson, who may select from among the members a vice-chairperson and other officers or subcommittees which are deemed necessary or appropriate. The council may further organize itself in any manner it deems appropriate and enact bylaws as deemed necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the council.

L.1992,c.96,s.5.


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