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  • NJ A1806
  • Requires Commissioner of DHSS to assess how to increase number of teaching hospitals and medical residency programs throughout State.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill seeks to address the impending physician shortage in New Jersey by directing the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services to convene a strategic planning summit comprised of relevant State agencies and boards, and key physician-supply stakeholders, including representatives of medical schools and teaching hospitals in the State. The purpose of the planning summit is to: (1) analyze the State's physician workforce supply, by county and specialty, using on the most recent data available, including licensure data from the State Board of Medical Examiners; (2) discuss the redistribution or expansion, or both, of residency slots in the State to address physician shortages in the State; and (3) investigate ways to include more community hospitals in resident rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric medicine. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services provide a written report with the findings and recommendations of the planning summit to the Governor and Legislature within six months after the effective date.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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