Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

N.J. Stat. 45:9-27.18a(a)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Physician Assistant During Declared Emergency


When an emergency declaration is in effect, a licensed physician assistant, who responds to an emergency situation outside their regular place of employment, can provide emergency care that is within their scope of practice and can do so without supervision and without a New Jersey license.

Full Title

Response to emergencies; immunity from civil damages

Full Text

a. A physician assistant licensed in this State, or licensed or authorized to practice in any other jurisdiction of the United States or credentialed as a physician assistant by a federal employer, who is responding to a need for medical care created by an emergency or a State or local disaster, excluding an emergency situation that occurs in the place of the physician assistant’s employment, may render such care as the physician assistant is able to provide without supervision, or with such supervision as is available.