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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2V:

      Section: 26:2V-5: Advisory Council on Arthritis.

5. There is established an Advisory Council on Arthritis in the department to advise the commissioner on the development and implementation of the initiative. The council shall include: two members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, who shall not be of the same political party; 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; the Senior Assistant Commissioner, Public Health Prevention and Protection and the Director of the Division of Aging Services in the Department of Human Services; the Director of the Division on Women in the Department of Children and Families, and a member of the Interagency Council on Osteoporosis, as ex officio members; and 15 public members to be appointed by the commissioner who may include representatives of persons with arthritis, arthritis health organizations, public health educators, experts in arthritis research, prevention, and treatment and health care strategic planning, and health care providers including physicians and nurses. The public members of the council shall serve without compensation and may be reimbursed for any expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

Legislative members shall serve during their terms of office. Public members shall serve for a term of three years from the date of their appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified; except that of the first appointments made: five shall be for a term of one year, five for two years, and five for three years.

Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments were made.

The advisory council shall organize as soon as may be practicable after the appointment of its members and shall select a chairman from among its members and a secretary who need not be a member of the council.

L.1999, c.72, s.5; amended 2012, c.16, s.50; 2012, c.17, s.315.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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