Policy & Legislation
220th NJ Legislative Session (2022-2024)
- A2194/S1050 requires newly licensed registered professional nurses to attain a baccalaureate degree in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure as a condition of renewal of license.
- A2195 prohibits the use of the “Nurse” title by an unlicensed person
- A5557 expands continuing education requirements for nurses (Domestic Violence education).
- S304 establishes minimum registered professional nurse staffing standards for hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities and certain DHS facilities.
- A244 requires hospitals to establish nurse staffing committees.
- A256 and S732 require health care facilities to adopt and implement policies to prevent exposure to surgical smoke via the use of smoke evacuation systems.
219th NJ Legislative Session (2020-2022)
- Long Term Care Bills introduced in the NJ State Assembly: A4478, A4479, A4480, A4483, A4485.
- Long Term Care Bills introduced in the NJ State Senate: S2759, S2784, S2786, S2788, S2791.
- A1760 “Consumer Access to Healthcare Act” eliminates requirement of joint protocol with physical for advanced practice nurses to prescribe medication.
- A1773 establishes a tuition reimbursement program for certain advance practice nurses who provide mental health care services in underserved areas in New Jersey.
- A1762 and S1082 require newly licensed registered professional nurse to attain baccalaureate degree in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure as a condition of renewal of the license.
- A2439 and S1083 establish minimum registered professional nurse staffing standards for hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities and certain DHS facilities.
- A1791 requires hospitals to establish nurse staffing committees.
- A1419 and S525 revise identification badge requirements for hospital staff.
- A3829 prohibits use of “Nurse” title by unlicensed person.
- A5020– permits advanced practice nurse to testify in lieu of psychiatrist at court hearing for involuntary commitment.
- A5037– Requires Board of Nursing to establish dual certification for certified nurse aide; transfers certified nurse aide licensing authority from DOH to Board of Nursing.
- S76 Authorizes school nurses to administer opioid antidotes to overdose victims on school property, with immunity from civil, criminal, and professional liability, pursuant to the “Overdose Prevention Act.”
- A3721 and S2552 Requires implicit bias training for physicians.
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