Advanced Practice Nurses 
                   of New Jersey


 Advocating for Healthcare Quality and Access to Care for NJ Residents 
APN-NJ (Advanced Practice Nurses of New Jersey) 

is a Grassroots advocacy coalition of APNs, nurses and citizens in concert with our state nursing organization who are committed to improving healthcare in the state by removing scope of practice barriers.  APNs are a solution to the healthcare access crisis.

Gov. Murphy Signs New Safety Measures to Protect Children and Families

On June 13, 2018 Gov. Phil Murphy signed a package of six gun safety bills that make New Jersey among the states with the strongest and most formidable gun laws in the nation. 

In particular, there have been important expansions to our Duty to Warn and Protect laws.

Learn more about the new changes in this law HERE

See the complete package of new gun laws by entering date of last action as 6/13/2018 : HERE

A1181  Requires firearms seizure when certain health care professional determines patient poses threat of harm to self or others. 
A1217  "Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018."
A2757  Requires background check for private gun sales. 
A2758  Codifies regulations defining justifiable need to carry handgun.
A2759  Adopts federal definition of armor piercing ammunition.
A2761  Reduces maximum capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

APN Fact Sheet

The Maximizing Access to Health Care in New Jersey: The Case for APNs

Opioid Abuse Prevention

New Jersey is confronting a staggering public health crisis brought about by prescription opioid abuse. On February 15, 2017, P.L. 2017, c. 28, was signed into law, imposing certain restrictions on how opioids and other Schedule II controlled dangerous substances may be prescribed. In response to the new law, the Attorney General and New Jersey's prescribing boards adopted new rules designed to reduce the risk of addiction and the accumulation of opioids in the household medicine cabinets across the State, which are very often diverted for illegal use. Information about those rules, as well as guidance for prescribers and patients on safer pain medication prescribing practices is available here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS For Advance Practice Nurses Licensed by the Board of Nursing. State law makes it unlawful for a prescriber to issue an initial prescription for acute pain for more than a five-day supply. In addition, the dosage authorized by initial prescriptions for acute pain is to be limited to the lowest effective dose of an immediate–release opioid drug. To better understand how to comply with this limitation and other rule changes, the Board offers the following guidance.


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Rules and regulations of the Division of Consumer Affairs, the boards and committees in, and other units of, the Division are codified in Title 13 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, published by LexisNexis. Notices of proposal and notices of adoption are printed in the New Jersey Register, also published by LexisNexis.

The official text of the rules and regulations and their regulatory history and notices of rule proposals and adoptions can be found through the free LexisNexis Public Access Portal. 

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