Senator James Beach addresses the Legislature.

06 Jun: Beach Legislation Criminalizing The Unlicensed Practice Of Psychology, Chiropractic, Social Work, And Psychoanalysis Clears Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Beach that would make it a third degree crime to practice psychology, chiropractic, social work, or psychoanalysis without the appropriate license or certification was unanimously approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Patients place an enormous amount of trust in healthcare professionals, and they deserve the guarantee of knowing that their practitioners are properly licensed or certified to administer medical care,” said Senator Beach, D-Camden. “By cracking down on unlicensed individuals who perform mental health and therapeutic treatments, this bill will go a long way to protect the safety and well-being of all New Jersey residents.”

03 Jun: Madden Legislation Extending Authorization To Approved Wic Vendors Clears Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred H. Madden, Vice-Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, to improve access to nutrition assistance by providing temporary authorization during the application review process to a food vendor that is already approved to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) was moved out of Committee today.

“Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents face difficulty accessing affordable groceries and infant formula,” said Senator Madden, D-Gloucester and Camden. “During these tough economic times, the lengthy waiting period for WIC authorization imposes an undue burden on those struggling to put food on the table. By allowing WIC vendors to accept vouchers while their applications are being reviewed, this bill will eliminate barriers to access and ensure that residents in every neighborhood can obtain basic resources to support themselves and their families.”