of New Jersey
Governor James E. McGreevey
WHEREAS, our State
institutions of medical and allied healthcare education are important
assets to New Jersey and the nationwide medical and healthcare community;
WHEREAS, these institutions
of medical and allied healthcare education appear to be operating independently
of one another and at variable levels of quality and competitiveness;
WHEREAS, a comprehensive
analysis of these institutions of medical and allied healthcare education
is necessary in order to evaluate their current status and to formulate
appropriate recommendations to enhance the quality of education, to increase
their overall competitiveness as institutions of healthcare learning and
to foster healthy synergy amongst these institutions;
I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the statutes
of this State, do hereby Order and Direct:
There is hereby
established the Commission on Health Science, Education, and Training,
hereinafter referred to as the Commission.
shall consist of up to fifteen (15) members appointed by the Governor,
including the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services. The members
of the Commission shall be selected from among representatives of
the medical and allied healthcare industry; medical and allied healthcare
educational institutions located both within this State and beyond;
and persons familiar with the these institutions as they relate directly
to State Government. The Governor shall appoint the Chair of the Commission.
It shall be the
charge and duty of the Commission to accomplish the following:
specific gaps and requirements necessary to enhance the overall
quality and competitiveness of health education in the State of
New Jersey including, but not limited to, health research, basic
science and clinical education, and healthcare professional training;
existing nationally recognized medical and allied healthcare models
and work to design a framework to help guide the relationship
between the medical and allied healthcare educational institutions,
hospitals, and healthcare agencies within the State of New Jersey;
the appropriate governance structure of the State institutions
of medical and allied healthcare education; and
any prospective institutional alliances and/or relationships between
shall report directly to the Governor, outlining specific recommendations
that address the charge and duty stated above with respect to the
quality of medical and allied healthcare education within the State
of New Jersey.
is authorized to call upon any department, office or agency of State
Government to provide such information, resources or other assistance
deemed necessary to discharge its responsibilities under this Order.
Each department, office, division and agency of this State is hereby
required to cooperate with the Commission and to furnish it with such
information, personnel and assistance as is necessary to accomplish
the purposes of this Order.
Members of the
Commission shall serve without compensation, except that they may
receive per diem and travel expenses.
This order shall
take effect immediately.
my hand and seal this 6th day of March in the Year of Our Lord,
Two Thousand Two, and of the Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Sixth.
/s/ PAUL A. LEVINSOHN
Chief Counsel to