45:1-58 Definitions relative to safe handling of hazardous drugs.
3. As used in this act:
“Animal or veterinary facility” means an animal or veterinary facility as defined in section 1 of P.L.1983, C. 98 (45:16-1.1. Definitions).
“Antineoplastic” means inhibiting or preventing the growth and spread of tumors or malignant cellS.
“Hazardous drugs” means drugs that exhibit one or more of the following characteristics in humans or animals: carcinogenicity; teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity; reproductive toxicity; organ toxicity at low doses; genotoxicity; or structure and toxicity profiles that mimic existing hazardous drugS.This term includes, but is not limited to, antineoplastic drugS.
“Health care facility” means a general acute care hospital, satellite emergency department, hospital-based off-site ambulatory care facility in which ambulatory surgical procedures are performed, or ambulatory surgical facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, C. 136 (C. 26:2H-1 Declaration of public policy. et seq.).
“Health care professional” means a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, pharmacist, or veterinarian licensed or certified pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised StatuteS.”Health care professional” shall not include a licensed dentist or dental hygienist.
“Stakeholder group” means a group of stakeholders in the areas of health care and workplace safety, which shall consist of: a representative of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; a representative of the New Jersey Hospital Association; a representative of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association; a representative of the Medical Society of New Jersey; a representative of the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants; practicing physicians from impacted specialties including, but not limited to, oncology; pharmacists; practicing advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses, including at least one representative from the New Jersey Chapters of the Oncology Nursing Society; three representatives from organized labor unions representing health care personnel employed by health care professionals or employed in health care facilities, pharmacy practice sites, or animal or veterinary facilities, two of whom shall serve at the recommendation of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO; and other interested stakeholderS.
L.2017, C. 69, S.3.
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