“Board” means a professional and occupational licensing board within the Division of Consumer
Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety which licenses or otherwise authorizes
a health care professional to practice a health care profession.
“Division” means the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety;
“Health care entity” means a health care facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c. 136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.), a health maintenance organization authorized to operate pursuant to P.L.1973, c.
337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.), a carrier which offers a managed care plan regulated pursuant to P.L.1997, c. 192 (C.26:2S-1 et seq.), a State or county psychiatric hospital, a State developmental center, a staffing
registry, and a home care services agency as defined in section 1 of P.L.1947, c.
“Health care professional” means a person licensed or otherwise authorized pursuant to Title 45 or Title 52
of the Revised Statutes to practice a health care profession that is regulated by
the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs or by one of the following boards:
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 Acupuncture
Examining Board, the State Board of Physical Therapy, the State Board of Respiratory
Care, the Orthotics and Prosthetics Board of Examiners, the State Board of Psychological
Examiners, the State Board of Social Work Examiners, the State Board of Veterinary
Medical Examiners, the State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic
Technicians, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee, the State
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, the Occupational Therapy Advisory
Council and the Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee.
“Licensee” means an individual who has been issued a license or other authorization to practice
a health care profession.
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