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June 20, 2016 Regulatory Developments

July 22, 2016 | Comments Off on June 20, 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 June 20, 2016:

  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1049, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its proposed readoption with amendments to its rules governing New Jersey Workers Compensation managed care organizations.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1059, the Board of Nursing published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules governing the dispensing of pharmaceutical samples to patients by advanced practice nurses. The proposed amendment would require advance practice nurses who dispense pharmaceutical samples to label the samples with the complete name of the medication dispensed, the strength, and quantity of the medication dispensed, instructions as to the frequency of use, special precautions if appropriate and the expiration date of the medication.

  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1059, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rule governing continuing education courses. The proposed amendment would recognize the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education as an accrediting entity for colleges and universities at which continuing education courses may be provided.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1299, the Department of Health published notice of its readoption with amendments to its rules governing infection control reporting by hospitals. Under the amendments, the National Healthcare Safety Network (a secure, internet-based surveillance system managed by the Centers for Disease Control) is designated as the Internet-based surveillance system to which each health care facility must report health care associated infections.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1300, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing eligibility for participation in the Primary Care Practitioner Loan Redemption program. The requirements specify that applicants must maintain residency in the State of New Jersey throughout participation in the program and maintain a license to practice as a primary care practitioner during their participation in the program.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1301, the Department of Human Services published notice of its readoption with amendments to its rules governing preplacement programs for individuals accessing mental health services. The amendment provides that whenever patients successfully completes a Pre-Placement with a provider, he or she shall be removed from that program status and, upon the treatment team’s approval, shall be discharged from the Hospital and no longer subject to return to the Hospital. If there is a potential need for subsequent psychiatric hospitalization, the patient must be screened in accordance with the procedures and standards contained in the mental health screening law.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1305, the Board of Psychological Examiners published notice of the readoption of their rules governing practice by psychologists.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1304, the Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing requirements for certification as a psychoanalyst.
  • On June 20, 2016 at 48 NJR 1332, the Department of Health published two separate notices cancelling the Certificate of Need call for designation as a trauma center, as well as postponement of the Certificate of Need call for new Mobile Intensive Care Unit providers.

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