Training Required By Statute

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.

Healthcare facilities and providers are uniquely positioned to have opportunities to identify and intervene on behalf of trafficking victims as one of the few places where victims may intersect with the rest of society. Workers – employed, contracted or with privileges – and volunteers must complete training by March 18, 2018. Workers who began employment after Sept. 18, 2017, 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.

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, part of the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, provides an in-person training program twice a year; check the Education Calendar for upcoming scheduled dates. This program fulfills the state’s mandated seven-hour education requirement for trustees or directors of acute care general hospitals.

The Institute also provides 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, the governing body’s role in promoting healthcare quality, hospital organization and governance, hospital financial management and legal/regulatory compliance issues.