N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-6.2 - Primary care provider services

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) A physician or advanced practice nurse licensed in the State of New Jersey shall perform examinations and administer and/or prescribe treatment as needed for preventive, routine and emergency medical care.
(b) An annual complete physical examination with findings noted shall be performed for each individual. The physical examination shall require:
1. Vision and hearing shall be grossly evaluated. For persons with observed problems, visual acuity and audiology studies shall be performed as clinically indicated.
2. The stool shall be tested for occult blood annually after age 50 for persons of average risk for colon-rectal cancer; and
3. An annual breast examination shall be recorded for all adult women. Mammography and cervical cytology shall be performed in accordance with standards recommended by the American Cancer Society, unless the physician or advanced practice nurse documents that the tests are medically contraindicated. (American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329)
(c) The physician or advance practice nurse shall follow-up on each individual's medical needs on an ongoing basis and record necessary information in the individual's record.
1. Physician's or advance practice nurse's orders for medical treatment shall be updated as necessary.
2. Medication orders shall be reviewed and revised as necessary but at least annually.
(d) Specialists' services in all pertinent fields of medicine shall be provided.
(e) When referring an individual to a specialist or hospital for services, the physician, advanced practice nurse or designee shall ensure that copies of all necessary medical records are forwarded to the specialist.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-6.2
Amended by R.2007 d.72, effective 3/5/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4352(a), 39 N.J.R. 777(a).
Section was "Physician services". In (a) and (b)3, inserted "or advanced practice nurse"; and in (e), inserted ", advanced practice nurse".

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