1. a. Any health care facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.), which provides medical or surgical care, shall provide for the use of the facility by, and appropriate privileges for, duly licensed podiatrists and psychologists. Use of the facility and privileges of a podiatrist or psychologist shall be subject to nondiscriminatory rules and regulations governing such use or privileges established by the governing body of the facility for persons licensed as physicians and surgeons pursuant to R.S.45:9-6 and dentists pursuant to R.S.45:6-19.
b. Nothing in this act shall be construed to require a hospital to grant admitting privileges to a psychologist or to permit the exercise of those privileges granted by the hospital without appropriate collaboration with the attending physician of the patient who is receiving or will receive care or treatment from the psychologist.
L.1983,c.28,s.1; amended 1995,c.310.