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October 6, 2014 Regulatory Developments

October 14, 2014 | No Comments
Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on October 6, 2014:

  • On October 6, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 2007, the Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules governing medical gas piping.  The proposed rule would require that individuals who install, improve, repair, or maintain medical gas piping within the office of a licensed dentist or a dental clinic or an animal or veterinary facility must be certified as a medical gas piping installer.
  • On October 6, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 2008, the State Board of Medical Examiners published notice of its proposal of a new rule governing the standards for the supervision and/or administration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy by a licensed podiatrist.
  • On October 6, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 2009, the State Board of Medical Examiners published notice of its proposal amendments to its continuing education rules.  The proposed amendments would require physicians to obtain continuing medical education credits in programs or topics relating to end-of-life care.
  • On October 6, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 2010, the State Board of Nursing re-proposed a notice of its proposed repeal of N.J.A.C. 13:37-5.6.  The existing rule requires an individual who is licensed as a registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse to be held to the standard of practice associated with his or her licensure, regardless of his or her employment status.  The New Jersey Hospital Association has raised concerns that the rule might prohibit hospitals and other health care facilities from employing a nurse in any role outside of a registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse role.

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