- Education Required for Addiction Counselor Credentialing
New Jersey credentials two types of addiction counselors. A Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor requires a bachelor’s degree, 270 hours of relevant education courses and 3,000 hours of supervised experience. A Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor requires a master’s degree, 270 hours of relevant education courses and 3,000 hours of supervised experience. N.J. Rev. Stat. §45:2D and Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey
- Licensed Professional Counselor Ability to Diagnose
A licensed professional counselor provides services to an individual or group through a counseling relationship to develop an understanding of interpersonal and intrapersonal problems and to plan and act on a course of action to restore optimal functioning to that individual or group. Diagnostic ability is not outlined in statute. N.J. Stat. Ann. §45:8B-36
- Number of Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Buprenorphine
As of August 2018, 135 NPs in New Jersey have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products. Consistent with their prescriptive authority and with proper training or appropriate experience NPs can receive a federal waiver to dispense buprenorphine-containing products, as long as the supervising physician is certified, trained, or permitted to treat and manage patients with opioid use disorder. N.J. State Board of Medical Examiners Laws §45:11-49(c)
- Number of Physician Assistants Prescribing Buprenorphine
As of August 2018, 29 PAs in New Jersey have received a federal waiver to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine-containing products. A New Jersey PA may prescribe Schedules II-V controlled substances if authorized by a supervising physician. New Jersey PAs with proper training or appropriate experience can receive a federal waiver to dispense buprenorphine-containing products, as long as the supervising physician is certified, trained, or permitted to treat and manage patients with opioid use disorder. N.J. Rev. Stat. §45:9-27.16 and N.J. Rev. Stat. §45:9-27.19
- Peer Support Specialist Certification or Credentialing Authority
The standards for the certification of peer recovery specialists, including experience, training, and supervision requirements, are developed and administered by a third-party, non-profit certification provider.
- Authority to Sign POLST Forms
NPs are authorized to sign POLST forms. N.J. Rev. Stat. §26:2H-131
- Practice Authority
Collaboration and a written protocol with a physician is required when prescribing medications. The protocol must address certain items including consultation when prescribing controlled substances and availability of physician. N.J. State Board of Medical Examiners Laws §45:11-49(b)
- Prescriptive Authority
An NP must collaborate with a physician for prescriptive authority privileges. The NP must consult the supervisory physician when prescribing controlled substances and the NP must complete education in pharmacology related to controlled substances. N.J. State Board of Medical Examiners Laws §45:11-49(c)
- Nurse Practitioner as a Primary Care Provider
NPs are recognized in state policy as a primary care provider. Primary care provider includes the following licensed individuals: physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and nurse midwives whose professional practice involves the provision of primary care, including internal medicine, family medicine, geriatric care, pediatric care or obstetrical/gynecological care. N.J. Rev. Stat. §30:4D-8.2
- Authority to perform ophthalmic procedures
Optometrists may only perform procedures related to foreign body removal and the examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the human eye. N.J. Rev. Stat. §45:12-1
- Injectable Authority
- Prescription of controlled substances
- Dental Hygienists with Direct Access
New Jersey does not allow dental hygienists to practice with direct access.
- Dental Therapists
Statute does not identify dental therapists as an oral health provider.
- Practice of Teledentistry
New Jersey does not explicitly allow for the practice of teledentistry.
- Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine
New Jersey has not enacted legislation allowing pharmacists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the federal PREP Act does allow pharmacists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine through the duration of the public health emergency.
- Prescription Adaptation
New Jersey does not allow pharmacists to modify prescriptions.
- Prescription of Hormonal Contraceptives
New Jersey does not allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives.
- Prescription of Tobacco Cessation Aids
New Jersey does not allow pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation aids.
- Supervision Requirements
Appropriate supervision is determined at the practice level between the physician and the PA. N.J. Rev. Stat. §45:9-27.18
- Prescriptive Authority for Physician Assistants
- Scope of Practice Determination
A PA may perform duties and responsibilities delegated by the supervising physician when the service is within the PA’s skills and under supervision. N.J. Rev. Stat. §45:9-27.16
Most Recent New Jersey SOP Legislative Search Results
A 4149 : Self Administered Hormonal Contraceptive Orders
Permits pharmacists to furnish self-administered hormonal contraceptives pursuant to a…
Subject: Pharmacist Prescription of Hormonal Contraceptives
A 3588 : Community Health Workers Perinatal Curriculum
Directs Department of Health to develop standardized perinatal health curriculum…
Subject: Community Health Workers
S 3061 : Counseling Compact
Enters New Jersey into Counseling Compact.
Subject: Licensed Professional Counselors
A 2830 : Dental Therapy and Licensure
Regulates dental therapy and licensure of dental therapists.
Subject: Dental Therapists
A 2796 : Patients Life Sustaining Treatment Orders
Requires hospitals to provide certain resources to certain patients and…
Subject: NP Authority to Sign POLST Forms
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