45:1-65 Telemedicine and Telehealth Review Commission.
5. a. Six months after the effective date of Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-61 Definitions relative to telemedicine and telehealth. et al.), there shall be established in the Department of Health the Telemedicine and Telehealth Review Commission, which shall review the information reported by telemedicine and telehealth organizations pursuant to subsection b. of section 4 of Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-64 Annual registration, report.) and make recommendations for such executive, legislative, regulatory, administrative, and other actions as may be necessary and appropriate to promote and improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of telemedicine and telehealth services provided in this State.
b. The commission shall consist of seven members, as follows: the Commissioner of Health, or a designee, who shall serve ex officio, and six public members, with two members each to be appointed by the Governor, the Senate President, and the Speaker of the General Assembly. The public members shall be health care professionals with a background in the provision of health care services using telemedicine and telehealth. The public members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority, and vacancies in the membership shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointmentS.
C. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for necessary travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties within the limits of funds made available for that purpose.
d. The members shall select a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among the memberS.The chairperson may appoint a secretary, who need not be a member of the commission. The Department of Health shall provide staff and administrative support to the commission.
e. The commission shall meet at least twice a year and at such other times as the chairperson may require. 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 for its purposeS.
f. The commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Commissioner of Health, the State boards or other entities that, pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, are responsible for the licensure, certification, or registration of health care providers in the State who provide health care services using telemedicine or telehealth pursuant to Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-61 Definitions relative to telemedicine and telehealth. et al.), and, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, C. 164 (52:14-19.1 Submission of reports to the Legislature.), the Legislature no later than two years after the date the commission first meetS.The commission shall expire upon submission of its report.
L.2017, C. 117, S.5.
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