2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:64H-14 - Procedures when clinical clerkship student rejected by teaching hospital

18A:64H-14. Procedures when clinical clerkship student rejected by teaching hospital

6. Notwithstanding the provisions of this act to the contrary, if a State-funded institution of higher education and an alternatively accredited medical school both operate clinical clerkship programs at a teaching hospital with an institutional academic clinical clerkship agreement with that State-funded institution of higher education:

a. Upon a showing by a State-funded institution of higher education that one or more of its clinical clerkship students has been rejected by that teaching hospital because the hospital's clinical clerkship positions were filled to capacity, the alternatively accredited medical school shall take immediate steps to withdraw a corresponding number of its students from its clinical clerkship program at the hospital so that the students at the State-funded institution are able to secure clerkship positions at that hospital.

In the event that its students have been rejected by a hospital pursuant to this subsection, the State-funded institution of higher education shall provide the Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey with a letter from the hospital, which states that the hospital's clinical clerkship program is filled to capacity; or

b. If a State-funded institution of higher education receives notice from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, in the course of its standard four-year review, that the committee finds that such hospital does not have the capacity to support all of the clinical clerkship positions or programs that are currently operating at the hospital and the accreditation status of the State-funded institution may be in jeopardy because of the lack of capacity at that hospital, the alternatively accredited medical school shall take immediate steps to withdraw its students from its clinical clerkship program at the hospital.

In the event that the committee provides such notice to the State-funded institution, the institution shall provide the Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey with a letter from the committee stating the committee's findings.

c. If an alternatively accredited medical school is required to withdraw any of its students from such hospital pursuant to subsection a. or b. of this section, the school shall not be permitted to increase the number of students participating in the school's clinical clerkship program at that hospital until such time as the school provides a letter from the hospital or the committee, as appropriate, which states that the hospital has sufficient capacity to absorb the increase without jeopardizing existing clinical clerkship programs at that hospital operated by the State-funded institution. Upon providing the letter to the Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey, the school may apply to increase the number of students participating in the clerkship program in accordance with the provisions of this act.

L.2003,c.133,s.6.

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