2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 59 - Claims Against Public Entities
Section 59:6-5 - Diagnosing Or Failing To Diagnose Mental Illness Or Drug Dependence

NJ Rev Stat § 59:6-5 (2016) What's This?

59:6-5. Diagnosing or failing to diagnose mental illness or drug dependence
a. Neither a public entity nor a public employee is liable for injury resulting from diagnosing or failing to diagnose that a person is afflicted with mental illness or is a drug dependent person or from failing to prescribe for mental illness or drug dependence; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection exonerates a public entity or a public employee who has undertaken to prescribe for mental illness or drug dependence from liability for injury proximately caused by his negligence or by his wrongful act in so prescribing.

b. Nothing in subsection a. exonerates a public entity or a public employee from liability for injury proximately caused by a negligent or wrongful act or omission in administering any treatment prescribed for mental illness or drug dependence.

L.1972, c. 45, s. 59:6-5.


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