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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-12.2d: Provision of information by health care professional, immunity from civil liability.

16. a. A health care professional employed by or practicing at a health care entity shall promptly notify the person at the entity, who is designated by that entity, if the health care professional is in possession of information which reasonably indicates that another health care professional who is employed by or practicing at the entity has demonstrated an impairment, gross incompetence or unprofessional conduct which would present an imminent danger to an individual patient or to the public health, safety or welfare.

b. A health care professional who provides information pursuant to this section, in good faith and without malice, shall not be liable for civil damages in any cause of action arising out of the provision of such information.

c. The reporting requirement in this section shall be in addition to the reporting requirement for health care professionals established in section 12 of P.L.2005, c.83 (C.45:1-37).


This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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