N.J.S.A 45:1-44 Definitions.

45:1-44 Definitions.

24. DefinitionS.As used in sections 25 through 30 of Phamplet Law 2007, Chapter 244 (45:1-45 Prescription Monitoring Program; requirementS. through 45:1-50 Authority to contract.):

“CDS registration” means registration with the Division of Consumer Affairs to manufacture, distribute, dispense, or conduct research with controlled dangerous substances issued pursuant to section 11 of P.L.1970, C. 226 (C. 24:21-11 Registration.).

“Certified medical assistant” means a person who is a graduate of a post-secondary medical assisting educational program accredited by the Commission on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), or its successor, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), or its successor, or any accrediting agency recognized by the U.S.Department of Education, which educational program includes, at a minimum, 330 clock hours of instruction, and encompasses training in the administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, as well as instruction and demonstration in: pertinent anatomy and physiology appropriate to injection procedures; choice of equipment; proper technique, including sterile technique; hazards and complications; and emergency procedures; and who maintains current certification or registration, as appropriate, from the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP), the National Certification Medical Association (NCMA), the American Medical Technologists (AMT), or any other recognized certifying body approved by the State Board of Medical ExaminerS.

“Controlled dangerous substance” means any substance that is listed in Schedules II, III, and IV of the schedules provided under the “New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,” P.L.1970, C. 226 (C. 24:21-1. Short title et seq.). Controlled dangerous substance also means any substance that is listed in Schedule V under the “New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances Act” when the director has determined that reporting Schedule V substances is required by federal law, regulation, or funding eligibility.

“Dental resident” means a person who practices dentistry as a resident pursuant to R.S.45:6-20. Practice of dentistry as interne in public or private hospitals and institutions and, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:30-1.3, is a graduate of a dental school approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has passed Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental examination and obtained a resident permit from the New Jersey Board of Dentistry.

“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.

“Licensed athletic trainer” means an individual who is licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners to practice athletic training, pursuant to the “Athletic Training Licensure Act,” P.L.1984, C. 203 (45:9-37.35 Short title et seq.). “Licensed health care professional” means a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or dental hygienist licensed pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised StatuteS.

“Licensed pharmacist” means a pharmacist licensed pursuant to Phamplet Law 2003, Chapter 280 (45:14-40 Short title, purpose of act. et seq.).

“Medical resident” means a graduate physician who is authorized to practice medicine and surgery by means of a valid permit issued by the State Board of Medical Examiners to a person authorized to engage in the practice of medicine and surgery while in the second year or beyond of a graduate medical education program pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:35-1.5.

“Medical scribe” means an individual trained in medical documentation who assists a physician or other licensed health care professional by documenting the patient’s encounter with the professional in the patient’s medical record and gathering data for the professional, including, but not limited to, nursing notes, patient medical records, laboratory work, and radiology testS.

“Mental health practitioner” means a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, alcohol and drug counselor, professional counselor, psychologist, or psychoanalyst licensed or otherwise authorized to practice pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised StatuteS.

“Pharmacy permit holder” means an individual or business entity that holds a permit to operate a pharmacy practice site pursuant to Phamplet Law 2003, Chapter 280 (45:14-40 Short title, purpose of act. et seq.).

“Practitioner” means an individual currently licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized by this State or another state to prescribe drugs in the course of professional practice.

“Registered dental assistant” is a person who has fulfilled the requirements for registration established by “The Dental Auxiliaries Act,” P.L.1979, C. 46 (45:6-48. Short title et al.) and works under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist.

“Ultimate user” means a person who has obtained from a dispenser and possesses for the person’s own use, or for the use of a member of the person’s household or an animal owned by the person or by a member of the person’s household, a controlled dangerous substance.

L.2007, C. 244, S.24; amended 2015, C. 74, S.2; 2017, C. 341, S.2.


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