covid-19, On the Job, Scope of Practice

COVID-19 Vaccination in New Jersey

On January 6, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Health issued an executive directive stating that health care providers, including ancillary health care personnel, are “authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines that are approved or authorized by the FDA [U. S. Food and Drug Administration] at any vaccination site established within the state” as long as the health care providers are trained in and are competent in administering COVID-19 vaccinations. 

My legal opinion is that ancillary health care personnel, which fall within the directive’s definition of health care providers, include knowledgeable and competent medical assistants. 

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