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January 2, 2024

New Jersey Board of Nursing Review – January 2, 2024
Reviewed by Sedation Certification – January 9, 2024
State Sedation Policy – Yes

N.J.A.C. § 13:35-4A.10 (Lexis Advance through the New Jersey Register, Vol. 56 No. 1, January 2, 2024)


This regulation, § 13:35-4A.10, outlines the authorized personnel who can administer moderate sedation in an office setting:

  1. A practitioner with privileges from a hospital or the Board, who completes regular continuing medical education in anesthesia services.
  2. A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) under the supervision of a qualified physician.
  3. A registered nurse or physician assistant, trained in anesthesia, can administer supplemental doses of moderate sedation under the direction of a qualified physician.

Patients under moderate sedation must be monitored by a qualified physician, CRNA, or registered nurse/physician assistant with monitoring device expertise. The person monitoring should not be the one performing the surgery or procedure.

If a CRNA is administering sedation or a registered nurse/physician assistant is monitoring, the supervising physician must be physically present and can concurrently provide patient care.

Additionally, an advanced cardiac life support-trained healthcare professional must be present when patients are receiving or recovering from moderate sedation.

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