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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 21, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in New Jersey, we recommend that you visit the Department of Human Services or the governor's COVID-19 Resources website

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Description of Program and Relief

Immunity From Civil Liability for Health Care Providers Acting in Good Faith to Treat COVID-19 Patients

New Jersey has granted immunity from civil liability for healthcare professional “for any damages alleged to have been sustained as a result of the individual’s acts or omissions undertaken in good faith in the course of providing healthcare services in support of the State’s COVID-19 response, whether or not within the scope of their practice and whether or not such immunity is otherwise available under current law.” This immunity covers both healthcare professionals who were licensed prior to the COVID-19 crisis and those granted temporary licenses as part of NJ’s COVID-19 crisis response.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor and New Jersey Department of Health

Dates Available

April 1, 2020, continuing indefinitely

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Must be a licensed healthcare professional who is acting in good faith to provide healthcare services in support of the State’s COVID-19 response.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

N/A

List of Additional Information

More information is available in the Governor’s Executive Order, here.


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