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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2M: Alzheimer's Disease training
Section: 26:2M-17: New Jersey Alzheimer's Disease Study Commission.
2. a. There is established the New Jersey Alzheimer's Disease Study Commission in the Department of Human Services.
b. The commission shall consist of 15 members as follows:
(1) the Commissioners of Health and Human Services, or their designees, who shall serve ex officio;
(2) two members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall not be of the same political party;
(3) two members of the General Assembly, to be appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, who shall not be of the same political party; and
(4) nine members appointed by the Governor, as follows: two persons recommended by the Alzheimer's Association, one of whom shall be a representative of the Greater New Jersey Chapter and one of whom shall be a representative of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter; three health care professionals who are currently involved in the provision of direct services, one of whom shall be a representative of an agency that provides home care services to persons with dementia, one of whom shall be a representative of an assisted living facility that provides specialized services to persons with dementia, and one of whom shall be a representative of a licensed nursing home that provides specialized services to persons with dementia; one representative from the clergy who has experience providing emotional and spiritual care and support for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families; two persons who by reason of family relationship or legal guardianship bear or have borne responsibility in caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease; and one attorney who is currently licensed and practicing in New Jersey, has expertise in legal and financial planning and elder care issues, and has extensive community-based experience working with persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families.
c. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner provided for the original appointments.
d. The commission shall organize as soon as practicable following the appointment of its members and shall select a chairperson from among the members. The chairperson shall appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the commission.
e. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the commission, within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the commission for its purposes.
f. The commission shall be entitled to call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of the employees of any State, county, or municipal department, board, bureau, commission, or agency as it may require and as may be available to it for its purposes.
g. The Department of Human Services shall provide staff support to the commission, as necessary.
L.2011, c.76, s.2; amended 2012, c.17, s.286.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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