Policy & Legislation
How a Bill Becomes Law
There are many steps for a bill to become a law. This link will walk you through those steps needed to get a bill to become a law in New Jersey. For more information go to http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislativepub/legprocess.asp
These are the current bills pending in both the senate and assembly in New Jersey. These bill were selected as they impact nursing and or healthcare for citizens in New Jersey.
- S3167 Allows nurses to practice in other states based on the Compact. View S3167
- S220-DHSS – Requires DHSS to post on website information concerning hospital emergency department staffing and services for pediatric patients. View S220-DHSS
- A906 – S870 – Consumer Access to Health Care Act”; eliminates requirement of joint protocol with physician for advanced practice nurses to prescribe medication. View S870, A906.
- A553 – S1180 Requires newly licensed registered professional nurse to attain baccalaureate degree in nursing within 10 years of initial licensure. View A553, S1182
- A647 – S1183 Establishes minimum registered professional nurse staffing standards for hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities and certain DHS facilities. View A647, S1183
- A4231 – S2729 Authorizes health care practitioners to provide health care services through telemedicine. View A4231, S2729
- A3591 Enters New Jersey in Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact. View A3591.
- A905 – S1165 Establishes process for county colleges to offer baccalaureate degree nursing programs. View A905, S1165
- A794 – S1179 Supplemental appropriation of $2 million for grants to certain nursing schools to address shortage of nursing faculty. View A794, S1179.
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