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  • NJ A3922
  • Requires training of certain staff and health care professionals in interacting with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Introduced
(6/20/2016)
In Committee
(6/20/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Commissioner of Human Services or the commissioner's designee, in consultation with a professional and occupational licensing board within the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety, and the Department of Health, which regulates the practice of certain health care professionals, to develop a curriculum to train these professionals in providing treatment to an individual with a developmental disability. The curriculum is to include, at a minimum, an overview of developmental disabilities and ways to improve interactions with individuals with developmental disabilities in order to achieve better health care outcomes for these individuals. "Health care professional" is defined in the bill to include professionals regulated by the State Board of Medical Examiners, the New Jersey Board of Nursing, the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, the New Jersey State Board of Optometrists, the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the State Board of Physical Therapy, the State Board of Respiratory Care, the Orthotics and Prosthetics Board of Examiners, the State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee, the Occupational Therapy Advisory Council, or the State Board of Polysomnography. The term also includes a nurse aide, personal care assistant, emergency medical technician or mobile intensive care paramedic, who is certified by the Department of Health. A professional and occupational licensing board or the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs who regulates the practice of a health care professional, and the Department of Health, are to ensure that health care professionals receive the training. In the case of a health care professional who is licensed or certified on the effective date of the bill, the training is to be completed within nine months of the effective date of the bill. If licensed or certified after the effective date, training is to be completed within nine months of licensure or certification. Additionally, the bill provides for staff who work directly with individuals with developmental disabilities residing in community residences for the developmentally disabled to receive training to improve their interactions with the individuals residing in these community residences. Current staff would be trained within four months of the effective date of the bill, and staff employed after the effective date would be trained within four months of their date of employment.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 6/20/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/20/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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