LeadingAge New Jersey Urges Lawmakers to Consider CNA Reciprocity

June 26, 2018

On June 21, 2018, President & CEO James W. McCracken wrote to Senator Joseph Vitale, chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, chair of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, urging both lawmakers to consider legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (LD-30) and Assemblyman Daniel Benson (LD-14) that establishes reciprocity requirements for out-of-State certified nurse aides and personal care assistants to practice in New Jersey.

Currently, New Jersey does not offer a path to reciprocity for CNAs and legislation that creates a seamless, accessible pathway for CNAs and PCAs certified in other states to relocate, obtain certification without having to re-complete and pay for expensive training is a practical and realistic solution.

Click here to download a copy of LeadingAge NJ’s letter to Senator Joseph Vitale

Click here to download a copy of LeadingAge NJ’s letter to Assemblyman Herb Conaway