ASSEMBLY, No. 5309

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 27, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Extends deadline by which certain continuing education requirements are to be satisfied by persons employed in health care field.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning continuing education requirements for certain health care workers.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, any person who is employed in a health care field, including, but not limited to, a physician, nurse, home health care worker, mental health professional, medical or nursing intern, resident, or fellow, or other professional who is licensed or certified to provide health care or mental health care services, and who has not completed the continuing education credits that are required to be completed, during the public emergency declared in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in order to maintain professional certification or licensure, shall be permitted to complete the required continuing education credits within six months following the end of the public health emergency declared in response to COVID-19.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides an extension for completing continuing education requirements to persons employed in health care field.

     Under the bill, any person who is employed in a health care field, and who has not completed the continuing education credits that are required to be completed, during the public emergency declared in response to COVID-19, in order to maintain professional certification or licensure, is to be permitted to complete the required continuing education credits within six months following the end of the public health emergency declared in response to a            5168

COVID-19.