New Jersey Board of Nursing Review – December 16, 2002
Reviewed by Sedation Certification – March 31, 2022
State Sedation Policy – No direct guidance
Uses a Scope of Practice Decision Making Model – link below.
Source:State of New Jersey Board of Nursing
Guidance*:No direct guidance is offered by the Board of Nursing regarding the administration of moderate or deep sedation by Registered Nurses (RNs) within the state of New Jersey.
Source:New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Type of Guidance: Standards for Licensure of Ambulatory Care Facilities (2014
Impact:MDs, DOs, RNs, CRNAs
Guidance*: New Jersey Administrative Code – Title 8; Chapter 43A, Subchapter 12.5.
Manual of Standards For Licensing Of Ambulatory Care Facilities(4-2014)
Anesthetic agents used for conscious sedation shall be administered only by the following:
- A physician or dentist who has privileges in accordance with medical staff bylaws to administer anesthetic agents used for conscious sedation; or
- Under the supervision of a physician who has privileges in accordance with medical staff bylaws to administer or supervise anesthetic agents used for conscious sedation who is immediately available:
- A certified registered nurse anesthetist;
- A registered nurse anesthetist;
- A physician resident, dental resident, or a student nurse anesthetist participating in a nationally approved graduate training program leading to a recognized specialty; o
- A registered nurse who is trained and experienced in the use of anesthetic agents used for conscious sedation shall be permitted to administer supplemental doses, after the initial dose is given by a privileged or supervising physician who shall remain present
Other State Resources
- New Jersey Board of Nursing
- New Jersey Board of Nursing Laws and Regulations
- Decision-Making Model Algorithm Fact Sheet: Decision Making Model for Determining Scope of Nursing Practice