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

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-5.19: Definitions relative to prevention of violence against health care workers.

           3. As used in this act:

"Covered health care facility" means a general or special hospital or nursing home licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et al.), a State or county psychiatric hospital, or a State developmental center.

"Health care worker" means an individual who is employed by a covered health care facility.

"Violence" or "violent act" means any physical assault, or any physical or credible verbal threat of assault or harm against a health care worker.


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

Older versions of 26:2H-5.19 (if available):

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