2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 39. Higher educational agencies and education compacts.
39.16 Medical education review committee.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 39.16 (2017)

39.16 Medical education review committee.

(1) There is created a medical education review committee consisting of 9 members as follows. Seven members shall be appointed by the governor for staggered 5-year terms, and shall be selected from citizens with broad knowledge of medical education who are currently not associated with either of the medical schools of this state. The remaining members of the committee shall be the president of the University of Wisconsin System or a designee, and the president of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. or a designee.

(2) The medical education review committee shall:

(a) Stimulate the development of cooperative programs by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, and advise the governor and legislature on the viability of such cooperative arrangements.

(b) Develop basic information on the potential resources for medical education in this state. Each school shall provide such information and data as the committee requires.

(c) After studying the resources available and needs for hospital affiliations throughout the state, prepare a statewide plan for such affiliations in consultation with the 2 medical schools and various hospitals, and review and approve or disapprove all proposed affiliations on the basis of the plan. Costs incurred directly and indirectly in support of nonapproved affiliations implemented after approval of a statewide affiliation plan cannot be included under any state program receiving state funding in whole or in part.

(d) Encourage the development of continuing education programs for practicing physicians in this state, including communication links with outlying regions of the state that would allow practitioners to have access to their medical schools.

(e) Encourage and review the development of training programs in relation to the state's health work force needs.

(f) Encourage the development of joint or cooperative programs for training of allied health personnel and the development of accelerated bachelor of science and doctor of medicine training programs.

(g) Encourage the development of systems for cross registration of students for specialized courses.

(h) Stimulate the development of joint research and patient care programs that would most effectively apply the resources of both schools and avoid duplication of expensive equipment and personnel, and help attract resources for such developments and projects.

(i) Draw upon existing executive, legislative and agency personnel for the provision of staff services to the committee. Any necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by the committee shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.435 (1) (a).

(im) Provide upon request of the governor, the joint committee on finance, or on its own initiative analyses and recommendations on policy issues in the broad field of medical education in the state.

History: 1973 c. 333; 1975 c. 39, 199; 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 34 s. 2102 (20) (a); 1979 c. 221; 1993 a. 27; 2001 a. 103.

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