45:1-28 Definitions relative to criminal history background checks for health care professionals.
1. As used in this act:
“Applicant” means an applicant for the licensure or other authorization to engage in a health care profession.
“Board” means a professional and occupational licensing board within the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.
“Director” means the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.
“Division” means the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.
“Health care professional” means a health care professional who is licensed or otherwise authorized, pursuant to Title 45 or Title 52 of the Revised Statutes, to practice a health care profession that is regulated by one of the following boards or by the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs: the State Board of Medical Examiners, the New Jersey Board of Nursing, the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, the New Jersey State Board of Optometrists, the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Acupuncture Examining Board, the State Board of Physical Therapy, the State Board of Respiratory Care, the Orthotics and Prosthetics Board of Examiners, the State Board of Psychological Examiners, the State Board of Social Work Examiners, the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee, the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, the Occupational Therapy Advisory Council, the Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee or the State Board of Polysomnography.
Health care professional shall not include a nurse aide or personal care assistant who is required to undergo a criminal history record background check pursuant to section 2 of Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 100 (C. 26:2H-83 Background checks for nurse aid, personal care assistant certification.) or a homemaker-home health aide who is required to undergo a criminal history record background check pursuant to section 7 of Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 100 (45:11-24.3 Background checks for homemaker-home health aide certification applicant.).
“Licensee” means an individual who has been issued a license or other authorization to practice a health care profession.
L.2002,C. 104,S.1; amended 2005, C. 83, S.4; 2005,C. 244,S.17.
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