COVID-19 Updates

This is an emergency adoption of a temporary rule waiver/modification of N.J.A.C. 8:39-43.2, which sets forth the requirements for applicants to receive certification as a nurse aide in long-term care facilities. Section 6 of EO 103, issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, authorizes agency heads to waive/suspend/modify any existing rule, where the enforcement of the rule would be detrimental to the public welfare during the emergency, notwithstanding the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act or any law to the contrary. Pursuant to that authority, as well as the Emergency Health Powers Act, N.J.S.A. 26:13-1 to -31, and N.J.A.C. 8:36-2.7(a), and with the approval of the Governor and in consultation with the State Director of Emergency Management, the Commissioner of the Department of Health is waiving its rules as follows:

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