Healthcare Providers Beware: Failure to Pay State Tax Could Lead to License Suspension

On May 16, 2016, a new rule went into effect that empowers the New Jersey Division of Taxation Director to notify a licensing State agency that a license issued by the agency to conduct a profession, trade, business, or occupation should be suspended where a license holder fails to pay a State tax indebtedness.

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Demystifying Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey

Stress, financial difficulties, effects of aging, declining health and a myriad of other pressures could lead to poor work performance and imperil the license of healthcare professionals. A program designed to assist healthcare professionals in recovery may help. The New Jersey Professional Assistance Program (NJPAP or the Program) monitors and provides support in the recovery of physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals. The Program not only assists in the recovery from drug or alcohol use or dependence but also from other health impairments, such as cognitive impairments, hypertension, diabetes, physical disabilities or depression. NJPAP can also play an important part in protecting a professional’s license.

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Medical License and the Importance of Infection Control

A recent decision from the New Jersey Appellate Division serves as reminder of the importance of maintaining effective infection control measures in a provider’s office or face the harsh consequences of the licensing board.

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Domino Effect of Professional Disciplinary Action

When a healthcare professional faces professional discipline the initial focus tends to be on getting through and beyond the proceeding. Healthcare professionals, however, should also be aware of the collateral consequences that may stem from a professional disciplinary action.

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