2014 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 24 - FOOD AND DRUGS
Section 24:6B-32 - Wholesale Drug Distribution Advisory Council.
24:6B-32 Wholesale Drug Distribution Advisory Council.
23. a. There is created a Wholesale Drug Distribution Advisory Council within the department to advise the department regarding proposed rules on the distribution of prescription drugs and to recommend any practical measures that may improve the integrity of the prescription drug distribution system.
b.The council shall be comprised of eight members as follows:
(1)the commissioner and the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety, or their designees, who shall serve ex officio;
(2)three persons employed by different wholesale distributors licensed in this State, one of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, one by the President of the Senate and one by the Speaker of the General Assembly;
(3)one person employed by a prescription drug manufacturer, appointed by the Governor;
(4)one pharmacist, appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly; and
(5)one representative of a chain pharmacy distribution center, appointed by the President of the Senate.
c.The public members shall serve for a term of three years; but, of the members first appointed, two shall serve for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, and two for a term of three years. Members are eligible for reappointment upon the expiration of their terms. Vacancies in the membership of the council shall be filled in the same manner provided for the original appointments.
d.The public members shall be appointed, and the council shall organize as soon as practicable following their appointment, but no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this act. The members shall select a chairperson and vice-chairperson from among the membership of the council. The chairperson shall appoint a secretary, who need not be a member of the council.
e.The members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties and within the limits of available funds.
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