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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

    Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.

      Section: 45:9-7.3: Requirements for physician training in cultural competency.

          
2. The State Board of Medical Examiners shall prescribe the following requirements for physician training, by regulation, in consultation with the Commission on Higher Education:

a. The curriculum in each college of medicine in this State shall include instruction in cultural competency designed to address the problem of race and gender-based disparities in medical treatment decisions and developed in consultation with the Association of American Medical Colleges or another nationally recognized organization which reviews medical school curricula.

b. Completion of cultural competency instruction as provided in subsection a. of this section shall be required as a condition of receiving a diploma from a college of medicine in this State.

c. A college of medicine which includes instruction in cultural competency as provided in subsection a. of this section in its curricula shall offer for continuing education credit, cultural competency training which is provided through classroom instruction, workshops or other educational programs sponsored by the college and which meets criteria established by the board consistent with the instruction developed pursuant to subsection a. of this section.

d. A person who received a diploma from a college of medicine in this State prior to the effective date of this act, who was not required to receive and did not receive instruction in cultural competency as part of a medical school curriculum, shall be required as a condition of relicensure by the board, to document completion of cultural competency training which is offered pursuant to subsection c. of this section to the satisfaction of the board. The training required by this subsection shall be in addition to any continuing medical education required pursuant to section 10 of P.L.2001, c.307 (C.45:9-7.1).

e. A physician licensed to practice medicine in this State prior to the effective date of this act, who was not required to receive and did not receive instruction in cultural competency as part of a medical school curriculum, shall be required, as a condition of relicensure, to document completion of cultural competency training which is offered pursuant to subsection c. of this section to the satisfaction of the board no later than three years after the effective date of this act. The training required pursuant to this subsection shall be in addition to any continuing medical education required pursuant to section 10 of P.L.2001, c.307 (C.45:9-7.1).

f. The board may waive the requirement in subsection d. or e. of this section if an applicant for relicensure demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant has attained the substantial equivalent of this requirement through completion of a similar course in his post-secondary education which meets criteria established by regulation of the board.

L.2005,c.53,s.2.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:54.






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