Training Required By Statute

Training Required by Statute

When healthcare organizations face regulatory education requirements, NJHA Education develops targeted programs to aid providers and ensure compliance. Here are current programs to address statutory requirements.

Trustee Education

NJHA – and New Jersey state law – recognizes that hospital and health system trustees require specialized tools, comprehensive training programs and other educational resources to help them make the critical decisions required to effectively govern their healthcare organizations.

NJHA's Trustee Institute provides an in-person training program twice a year along with online training modules, which can be accessed by contacting Caroline Cebik at All voting members of a Board must complete the Trustee education within six months of joining. The training provides a comprehensive understanding of the ethical and fiduciary responsibilities of a trustee, hospital financial management and legal/regulatory compliance issues.

LGBTQI+ Rights

Effective in March 2021, New Jersey law requires all long-term care facilities to provide training to promote sensitivity and understanding for the rights, needs and unique challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, undesignated/non-binary, questioning, queer, intersex and HIV-positive residents. The law requires each facility to provide education to two employees, one representing management and one representing direct care staff. NJHA provides two programs for designated representatives and for facilities.

Designated Representative Education:

Facility Level Education:

Human Trafficking

All healthcare workers and volunteers in New Jersey who have contact with patients – regardless if the contact is clinical or non-clinical – must complete training in recognizing and intervening in cases of human trafficking. Learn more about the regulation: Human Trafficking Handling and Response Training. Workers must complete training within six months of the first day of employment.

There are two ways to fulfill this requirement:

“Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in a Healthcare Context” National Human Trafficking Resource Center, a 30-minute webinar.

“Stop. Observe. Ask. Respond to Human Trafficking (SOAR): A Training for Health Care and Social Service Providers”  Department of Health and Human Services, a three-hour training with continuing education credits available.