An Act concerning certain causes of action for negligence or malpractice and amending P.L.1995, c.139.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Section 1 of P.L.1995, c.139 (C.2A:53A-26) is amended to read as follows:
C.2A:53A-26 “Licensed person” defined.
1. As used in this act, "licensed person" means any person who is licensed as:
a. an accountant pursuant to P.L.1997, c.259 (C.45:2B-42 et seq.);
b. an architect pursuant to R.S.45:3-1 et seq.;
c. an attorney admitted to practice law in New Jersey;
d. a dentist pursuant to R.S.45:6-1 et seq.;
e. an engineer pursuant to P.L.1938, c.342 (C.45:8-27 et seq.);
f. a physician in the practice of medicine or surgery pursuant to R.S.45:9-1 et seq.;
g. a podiatrist pursuant to R.S.45:5-1 et seq.;
h. a chiropractor pursuant to P.L.1989, c.153 (C.45:9-41.17 et seq.);
i. a registered professional nurse pursuant to P.L.1947, c.262 (C.45:11-23 et seq.);
j. a health care facility as defined in section 2 of P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-2);
k. a physical therapist pursuant to P.L.1983, c.296 (C.45:9-37.11 et seq.);
l. a land surveyor pursuant to P.L.1938, c.342 (C.45:8-27 et seq.);
m. a registered pharmacist pursuant to P.L.2003, c.280 (C.45:14-40 et seq.);
n. a veterinarian pursuant to R.S.45:16-1 et seq.;
o. an insurance producer pursuant to P.L.2001, c.210 (C.17:22A-26 et seq.); and
p. a certified midwife, certified professional midwife, or certified nurse midwife pursuant to R.S.45:10-1 et seq.
2. This act shall take effect on the 30th day next following enactment and apply to causes of action filed on or after that date.
Approved November 12, 2010.