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New Jersey Relaxes Healthcare Worker Certification Requirements

In light of the current national emergency, Governor Murphy of New Jersey signed legislation which effectively eases the requirements of healthcare laborers who seek to work within New Jersey’s healthcare industry.  Rather than sit for examinations, complete required schooling, and otherwise seek licensure, prospective out-of-state employees who are certified in another jurisdiction, and who have …

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All You Need to Know About a Physician’s Letter of Intent

A physician’s employment contract helps to protect both the employer and the practitioner to ensure that their rights are reserved.  One of the documents that play a part in how a contract is prepared is the physician’s letter of intent, which helps both parties have more precise expectations of what each of them needs. In …

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Reasons Why You Should Always Give Notice Before Quitting Your Physician Job

In any professional career, there are times when you may not feel satisfied with the current work you have and consider moving on to other opportunities. However, in most employment contracts — including a physician employment agreement — you must give at least two weeks’ notice before quitting. You may think that there?s no real …

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Changes To The Continuing Education Requirements of Psychological Examiners

The State Board of Psychological Examiners has proposed an amendment to the rules governing the continuing education requirements for licensed psychologists. The new rules would require that one of the forty required continuing education credits be on topics concerning prescription opioid drugs every biennial renewal period. To learn more, contact Romanowsky Law today. (973) 451-1116.

APNs May Soon Be Able to Dispense Narcotic Drugs for Maintenance or Detoxification Treatment

The State Board of Nursing has proposed regulations which affect the statute permitting APNs to dispense narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification treatment. Provided the APNs collaborating physician is not required to meet the federal training and registration requirements otherwise imposed by the administrative code, and the collaborating physician provides written approval for the APN …

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Requirements for licensure of Advanced Practical Nurses May Soon Change

The State Board of Nursing has proposed a deletion to N.J.A.C. 13:37-7.2 (b). That section of the administrative code requires an applicant for certification as an advanced practice nurse to have completed his/her education no more than two years prior to the submission of an application to the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. Apparently, …

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New CLE Rules for Ophthalmic Dispensers and Technicians

The Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Medical Examiners has proposed amendments to the rules affecting ophthalmic dispensers and technicians which would require two credits be in statutes and rules governing the practice of ophthalmic dispensing and at least five credits in topics relevant to the practice of …

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New Tele-Medicine Rules Will Soon Be Applicable To Various Licensed Health Care professionals

On June 16, 2019, the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Medical Examiners proposed new rules which establish telemedicine regulations which (if approved) will be applicable to a number of licensed health care professionals. If adopted, the rules will be applicable to licensed midwives, athletic trainers, licensed genetic …

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