Bill Watch

The NJPA will monitor these bills and make Association leaders available to provide expert opinion either in writing or through in-person meetings or testimony. Positions of support or opposition taken by the NJPA Board of Trustees will be conveyed to lawmakers by AMG, the Association lobby firm. Click here to view all bill positions taken by the Board of Trustees.

A5491 NJ Suicide Hopeline to Follow-Up With Minors

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

Allows follow up calls from operators of NJ Suicide Hopeline to minors at risk of committing suicide. Read More

S2530/A4048 Depression Screening of Adolescents and Young Adults

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

This bill requires certain licensed health care professionals and health care facilities to screen adolescents and young adults for symptoms of depression. Read More

S1348 PAs and APNs Dispensing MAT

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

This bill authorizes Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses to independently dispense MAT under certain circumstances. Read More

S2835/A3926 Depression Screenings in Public Schools

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

This bill requires public schools to annually administer written depression screenings for students in grades 7-12. Read More

S2672 ECT Ban for Certain Populations

Introduced in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session

This bill would ban the administration of ECT to minors and senior citizens. Read More

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