Training Required By Statute

Training Required by Statute

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

Inclusive Data, Inclusive Care: Collecting SOGI, Race and Ethnicity Data in New Jersey

New Jersey law requires acute care hospitals and clinical laboratories to implement electronic medical records systems that include demographic data entry features for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). A key component of the law requires staff to complete evidence-based cultural competency training. This evidence-based course is available for hospital and laboratory staff to comply with state law and provide examples on how to interact with patients in order to collect data in a culturally sensitive manner and tips on how to navigate difficult discussion.

For more information, please email with the subject line "Inclusive Data, Inclusive Care: Collecting SOGI, Race and Ethnicity Data in New Jersey".

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:

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.

Human Trafficking

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

Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond to Human Trafficking (SOAR): A Training for Health Care and Social Service Providers" - SOAR seeks to build the capacity of communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking and understand the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking.

Further information is available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons.