N.J.S.A 45:1-34 Definitions relative to healthcare professionals.

45:1-34 Definitions relative to healthcare professionals.

9. As used in sections 9 through 14 and 16 and 17 of Phamplet Law 2005, Chapter 83 (45:1-34 Definitions relative to healthcare professionalS. through 45:1-39 Fraud, misrepresentation, deception; disciplinary proceedingS. and C. 26:2H-12.2d Provision of information by health care professional, immunity from civil liability. and 45:1-40 Health Care Professional Information Clearinghouse Coordinator.):

“Board” means a professional and occupational licensing board within the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety which licenses or otherwise authorizes a health care professional to practice a health care profession.

“Division” means the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety;

“Health care entity” means a health care facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, C. 136 (C. 26:2H-1 Declaration of public policy. et seq.), a health maintenance organization authorized to operate pursuant to P.L.1973, C. 337 (C. 26:2J-1. Short title et seq.), a carrier which offers a managed care plan regulated pursuant to Phamplet Law 1997, Chapter 192 (C. 26:2S-1 Short title et seq.), a State or county psychiatric hospital, a State developmental center, a staffing registry, and a home care services agency as defined in section 1 of P.L.1947, C. 262 (45:11-23 DefinitionS.).

“Health care professional” means a person 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 the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs or by one of the following boards: 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 and the Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee.

“Licensee” means an individual who has been issued a license or other authorization to practice a health care profession.

“Review panel” means the Medical Practitioner Review Panel established pursuant to section 8 of P.L.1989, C. 300 (45:9-19.8. Medical Practitioner Review Panel; establishment, membership, terms, compensation ).

L.2005,C. 83,S.9.

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