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February 6, 2017 Regulatory Developments

February 27, 2017 | No Comments
Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on February 6, 2017:

  • On February 6, 2017 at 49 NJR 225, the Office of the Governor issued Executive Order No. 219, which establishes the governor’s task force on drug abuse control.
  • On February 6, 2017 at 49 NJR 232, the Department of Health published notice of its proposed amendments to its rules, as well as the proposal of new rules, governing hospice licensing standards.  Among other things, the proposal sets forth requirements for licensed inpatient hospice care providers.
  • On February 6, 2017 at 49 NJR 259, the Department of Human Services published notice of its readoption with amendments to its rules governing the standards for community residences for persons with head injuries.
  • On February 6, 2017 at 49 NJR 286, the Department of Human Services published notice of its action on a petition for rulemaking which was filed on behalf of Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare beneficiaries.  The proposed amendment would have required that managed care organizations providing health care services to Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare plan beneficiaries not deny medically necessary services on the grounds that such services are investigational or experimental in nature.  The Department of Human Services denied the request, finding that existing regulations require managed care organizations permit enrollees to participate in an approved clinical trial and that such regulations provide sufficient protection to enrollees.

 

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