N.J. Stat. § 59:6-5

Current through L. 2023, c. 320.
Section 59:6-5 - Immunity from liability for failure to diagnose certain conditions; exceptions
a. Neither a public entity nor a public employee is liable for injury resulting from diagnosing or failing to diagnose that a person has a mental illness or is a person with a substance use disorder involving drugs or from failing to prescribe for mental illness or a substance use disorder involving drugs; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection exonerates a public entity or a public employee who has undertaken to prescribe for a mental illness or a substance use disorder involving drugs from liability for injury proximately caused by negligence or by a wrongful act in so prescribing.
b. Nothing in subsection a. exonerates a public entity or a public employee from liability for injury proximately caused by a negligent or wrongful act or omission in administering any treatment prescribed for a mental illness or a substance use disorder involving drugs.

N.J.S. § 59:6-5

Amended by L. 2017, c. 131,s. 218, eff. 7/21/2017.
L.1972, c.45, s.59:6-5.