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March 7, 2016 Regulatory Developments

March 22, 2016 | Comments Off on March 7, 2016 Regulatory Developments
Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on March 7, 2016:

  • On March 7, 2016 at 48 NJR 374, the Board of Optometrists published notice of the proposal of an amendment to its rules governing the practice of optometry to authorize optometrists to prescribe oral therapeutic pharmaceutical agents containing hydrocodone.
  • On March 7, 2016 at 48 NJR 420, the Department of Health published notice of the readoption of its rules governing communicable diseases.
  • On March 7, 2016 at 48 NJR 423, the Board of Nursing published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules and the adoption of new rules governing nursing practice.  Among other things, the Board adopted a new rule which will allow certified homemaker-home health aides to administer medication under delegation from a nurse and sets forth specific requirements with regard to such delegation.

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