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.