2014 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 24:21-39 - Reports by practitioners of drug dependent persons.

NJ Rev Stat § 24:21-39 (2014) What's This?

24:21-39 Reports by practitioners of drug dependent persons.

39.Reports by practitioners of drug dependent persons. Every practitioner, within 24 hours after determining that a person is a drug dependent person by reason of the use of a controlled dangerous substance for purposes other than the treatment of sickness or injury prescribed and administered as authorized by law, shall report such determination verbally or by mail to the director. Such a report by a physician shall be confidential and shall not be admissible in any criminal proceeding. The director, in his discretion, may also treat any other reports submitted under this section as confidential if he determines that it is in the best interest of the drug dependent person and the public health and welfare. A practitioner who fails to make a report required by this section is a disorderly person.

L.1970, c.226, s.39; amended 2007, c.244, s.21.

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