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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.
Section: 45:9-37.18: Duties of board.
8. a. The board shall:
(1) Administer and enforce the provisions of P.L.1983, c.296 (C.45:9-37.11 et seq.) and P.L.2003, c.18 (C.45:9-37.34b et al.);
(2) Establish procedures for application for licensure;
(3) Establish standards for, and adopt and administer examinations for licensure;
(4) Review and pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licensure;
(5) Insure the proper conduct and standards of examinations;
(6) Issue and renew licenses to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants pursuant to P.L.1983, c.296 (C.45:9-37.11 et seq.);
(7) Establish disciplinary measures, including but not limited to, suspending, revoking, or refusing to renew the license of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-14 et seq.);
(8) Maintain a record of every physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensed in this State, his place of business, his place of residence, and the date and number of his license;
(9) Conduct hearings into allegations of misconduct by licensees;
(10) Establish requirements and standards for continuing professional education and competency and approve courses that are eligible to meet these requirements and standards, as provided in section 25 of P.L.2003, c.18 (C.45:9-37.34f);
(11) Conduct hearings pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), except that the board shall have the right to administer oaths to witnesses, and shall have the power to issue subpoenas for the compulsory attendance of witnesses and the production of pertinent books, papers or records;
(12) Conduct proceedings before any board, agency or court of competent jurisdiction for the enforcement of the provisions of P.L.1983, c.296 (C.45:9-37.11 et seq.) and P.L.2003, c.18 (C.45:9-37.34b et al.);
(13) Conduct investigations as necessary and have the enforcement powers provided pursuant to P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-14 et seq.);
(14) Within 180 days of the effective date of P.L.2003, c.18, establish standards in accordance with the provisions of section 22 of P.L.2003, c.18 (C.45:9-37.34c), in collaboration with the State Board of Medical Examiners and other appropriate professional licensing boards established pursuant to Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, setting forth the conditions under which a physical therapist is required to refer an individual being treated by a physical therapist to or consult with a practitioner licensed to practice dentistry, podiatry or medicine and surgery in this State, or other appropriate licensed health care professional. Pending adoption of the standards: (a) a physical therapist shall refer any individual who has failed to demonstrate reasonable progress within 30 days of the date of initial treatment to a licensed health care professional; and (b) a physical therapist, not more than 30 days from the date of initial treatment of functional limitation or pain, shall consult with the individual's licensed health care professional of record as to the appropriateness of the treatment, or, in the event that there is no identified licensed health care professional of record, recommend that the individual consult with a licensed health care professional of the individual's choice;
(15) Establish mechanisms to assure that the public has access to physical therapists' services, and report back to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens and Assembly Regulated Professions Committees, or their successors, regarding this access; and
(16) Promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the performance of its duties and the implementation of P.L.1983, c.296 (C.45:9-37.11 et seq.).
b. In addition to the provisions of subsection a. of this section, the board may establish standards of professional behavior.
L.1983, c.296, s.8; amended 2003, c.18, s.4; 2017, c.121, s.2.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2017-08-08 09:11:38.
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