51 N.J.R. 28(a)
VOLUME 51, ISSUE 1, JANUARY 7, 2019
51 N.J.R. 28(a)
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LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY > DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS > STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Administrative Code Citation
Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 13:35-10.21
Authorized By: State Board of Medical Examiners, William Roeder, Executive Director.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:9-37.38 and P.L. 2017 c. 341.
Calendar Reference: See Summary below for explanation of exception to calendar requirement.
Proposal Number: PRN 2019-002.
Submit comments by
March 8, 2019, to:
William Roeder, Executive Director
State Board of Medical Examiners
PO Box 183
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
or electronically at:
The proposal of the agency follows:
P.L. 2017, c. 341 requires licensed athletic trainers to complete one credit of continuing education in topics concerning prescription opioid drugs every biennial renewal period. These topics would have to include the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion. The Board [page=29] of Medical Examiners (Board) proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:35-10.21 to effectuate the requirements of P.L. 2017, c. 341.
As the Board has provided a 60-day comment period for this notice of proposal, this notice is excepted from the rulemaking calendar requirement pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5.
The proposed amendments will promote licensed athletic trainers' awareness of the risks of prescription opioids.
The Board does not anticipate that the proposed amendments will have any economic impact. N.J.A.C. 13:35-10.21 already requires licensed athletic trainers to complete continuing education. The proposed amendments will not increase the number of continuing education credits and, therefore, will not impose new costs on licensed athletic trainers.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the proposed amendments.
The Board does not believe that the proposed amendments will result in the creation or loss of jobs in the State.
Agriculture Industry Impact
The proposed amendments will have no impact on the agriculture industry in the State.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Since athletic trainers are individually licensed by the Board, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq., they may be considered "small businesses" for the purposes of the Act.
The proposed amendments impose no new costs and the Board does not believe that licensed athletic trainers will need to employ any professional services to comply with the requirements of the proposed amendments. The proposed amendments impose no reporting or recordkeeping requirements, but do impose compliance requirements upon licensed athletic trainers as detailed in the Summary above.
The proposed amendments ensure that licensed athletic trainers have education as to the risks of prescription opioids; therefore, no differing compliance requirements are provided to licensed athletic trainers based upon the size of a business.
Housing Affordability Impact Analysis
The proposed amendments will have an insignificant impact on the affordability of housing in New Jersey and there is an extreme unlikelihood the proposed amendments would evoke a change in the average costs associated with housing because the proposed amendments concern continuing education requirements for licensed athletic trainers.
Smart Growth Development Impact Analysis
The proposed amendments will have an insignificant impact on smart growth and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the proposed amendments would evoke a change in housing production in Planning Areas 1 or 2, or within designated centers, under the State Development and Redevelopment Plan in New Jersey because the proposed amendments concern continuing education requirements for licensed athletic trainers.
Racial and Ethnic Community Criminal Justice and Public Safety Impact
The Board has evaluated this rulemaking and determined that it will not have an impact on pretrial detention, sentencing, probation, or parole policies concerning adults and juveniles in the State. Accordingly, no further analysis is required.
Full text of the proposal follows (additions indicated in boldface
thus; deletions indicated in brackets [thus]):
SUBCHAPTER 10. ATHLETIC TRAINERS
13:35-10.21 Continuing education
(a) (No change.)
(b) Each applicant for biennial license renewal shall be required to complete, during the preceding biennial period, 24 credits of continuing education related to the practice of athletic training, except as provided in (c) below. These 24 credits shall include at least [two]:
1.Two credits in topics related to concussions and head injuries[.]; and
2.Commencing with the biennial renewal period beginning on February 1, 2019, one credit in topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
(c) A licensed athletic trainer who is licensed in the second year of a biennial renewal period shall be required to complete 12 credits of continuing education, of which at least one credit shall be in topics related to concussions and head injuries
and one credit in topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
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