2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2K-59 - Establishment of State advisory council for basic and intermediate life support services training
26:2K-59. Establishment of State advisory council for basic and intermediate life support services training
6. a. The commissioner shall establish a State advisory council for basic and intermediate life support services training. The council shall be responsible for: (1) establishing guidelines and making recommendations regarding reimbursement from the fund to entities providing EMT-A or EMT-D testing and training activities, (2) making recommendations for changes in emergency medical services testing and training activities or the creation of new programs as necessary to conform with federal standards, or to improve the quality of emergency medical services delivery, (3) establishing guidelines for the purchase of emergency medical services training equipment, and (4) developing recommendations for the most effective means to recruit emergency medical services volunteers.
b. The council shall consist of 13 members, as follows: the Commissioner of Health, the Superintendent of the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety, the Director of the Governor's Office on Volunteerism, the President of the New Jersey State First Aid Council, the chairman of the State mobile intensive care advisory council, and the President of the Medical Transport Association of New Jersey, or their designees, as ex officio members; and seven public members, of which two shall be persons with a demonstrated interest or expertise in emergency medical services who are not health care professionals and two shall be physicians who are medical specialists in areas relating to basic life support services, to be appointed by the Governor, one shall be a representative of the New Jersey Hospital Association, to be appointed by the President thereof, one shall be a representative of the Medical Society of New Jersey, to be appointed by the President thereof, and one shall be a representative of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, to be appointed by the President thereof.
c. Of the public members first appointed, three shall serve for a term of two years, three shall serve for a term of term of three years and one shall serve for a term of four years. Following the expiration of the original terms, the public members shall serve for a term of four years and are eligible for reappointment. Any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, for the unexpired term. Public members shall continue to serve until their successors are appointed.
d. The council shall meet at its discretion, but at least quarterly. The public members of the council shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for the reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, within the limits of funds available to the council.
e. The council shall organize no later than the 60th day after the effective date of this act. The members shall choose a chairman from among themselves and a secretary who need not be a member of the council. The Department of Health shall provide such technical, clerical and administrative support as the council requires to carry out its responsibilities.
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