BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Board licensees have long adhered to a tradition of care. A licensee of this Board may not
categorically refuse to treat a patient who has been diagnosed with Ebola, or who has not been
diagnosed with Ebola but who is symptomatic of the disease, when the licensee possesses the
skill and experience to treat the condition presented, and when the licensee has been
appropriately trained in the proper care of such patients, and having been provided with, and
trained in the use of, personal protective equipment ("PPE"). The Board, however, recognizes
that certain health care workers with certain physical conditions may be unduly susceptible to the
virus and should refrain from direct care of such patients. The Board will consider each case on
an individual basis giving due consideration to any such extenuating circumstances. Even where
such extenuating circumstances exist, however, the licensee retains the responsibility to make
alternate arrangements for the proper care of the patient.
To learn more about appropriate training and equipment please go to the NJDOH Ebola/Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Information Page.
Notification of the Rescheduling of Hydrocodone
Effective October 6, 2014, all Hydrocodone Combination Products are rescheduled as a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) in the State of New Jersey based on the recent federal Drug Enforcement Agency Final Rule. Please read the following information which outlines the limitations of a Schedule II CDS medication prescription.
(View Information / Posted 9/25/14)
Narcan Prescribing Certificate of Waiver
New Jersey Prescription Blanks (NJPBs)
Notice of Final Extension
The Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) is granting a final extension through November 2, 2014 for prescribers to issue prescriptions on the old prescription blanks (blue on the front). Effective November 3, 2014, all prescriptions must be issued only on the new prescription blanks (green on the front).
This additional 45 days is to assist those who are experiencing delays in obtaining the new prescription blanks. If you have already received your new prescription blanks, you should use them immediately. The new prescription blanks are being accepted by pharmacies.
If you have not already placed your orders for new prescription blanks, do so immediately. Do not delay; order your new prescription blanks today. A list of approved printer vendors and information about the new prescription blanks are available on the Division's website at www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/njpb.
If you have additional questions, please email NJPB@dca.lps.state.nj.us.
New Jersey's Medical Board is responsible for protecting the public's health and safety by determining qualifications of applicants for licensure, establishing standards for practice, and disciplining licensees who do not adhere to those requirements. In addition to physicians and podiatrists, the Board licenses and certifies certain other health care professionals.
On this site you will find important information for consumers, licensees, applicants, hospitals, managed care entities and other institutions. The horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page permits you to move around the site easily and without having to use the back button on your Web Browser. You can learn more about the Medical Board and its activities, read summaries of Board actions, search for licensees by name or profession, get answers to frequently asked questions and more.
- Consumers can search for a physician or learn more about their current doctor by clicking onto the New Jersey Health Care Profile link. They may file a complaint, if necessary, about a physician or podiatrist or contact a member of the Medical Board's staff to check on the status of a complaint filed previously.
- Doctors and those in the process of becoming doctors can access online applications and renewal forms and learn more about our programs, their responsibilities, and the related activities of other agencies and organizations.
- Hospitals, managed care entities and other institutions can find access to verification services.
To keep the public informed of the Board's activities, this site will be updated regularly and will post agendas, minutes, rule proposals, and licensee status.
Our goal is to ensure that the public and our licensees have access to services and information vital to the continued delivery of health care in New Jersey. We encourage you to use the site often, and we welcome your feedback.