N.J. Mandates Cultural-Competency Training

IN LATE MARCH, New Jersey's Acting Governor Richard J. Codey signed legislation requiring that physicians take “cultural-competency training” in order to obtain a license or be relicensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners. The intent of the training, which will be mandatory for medical students and resident and practicing physicians, is to provide docs with a better understanding of the different health-related cultural beliefs and expectations patients bring with them to a docto

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