CHAPTER 88

 

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.