2019 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - Health and Vital Statistics
Section 26:16-8 - Determination of capability of patient.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 26:16-8 (2019)

26:16-8 Determination of capability of patient.

8. a. If, in the medical opinion of the attending physician or the consulting physician, a patient requesting medication that the patient may choose to self-administer pursuant to P.L.2019, c.59 (C.26:16-1 et al.) may not be capable, the physician shall refer the patient to a mental health care professional to determine whether the patient is capable. A consulting physician who refers a patient to a mental health care professional pursuant to this subsection shall provide written notice of the referral to the attending physician.

b. If a patient has been referred to a mental health care professional pursuant to subsection a. of this section, the attending physician shall not write a prescription for medication that the patient may choose to self-administer pursuant to P.L.2019, c.59 (C.26:16-1 et al.) unless the attending physician has been notified in writing by the mental health care professional of that individual's determination that the patient is capable.

L.2019, c.59, s.8.

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