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State Legislative Developments August 2017

On June 26, 2017, Governor Christie signed three pieces of legislation affecting the elderly, organ donation and hospital interns that have been adopted this month. Governor Chris Christie signed legislation aimed to protect against elder abuse in institutional settings, such as a skilled nursing or assisted living facility.  Coined as “Peggy’ Law,” the legislation requires […]

New Legislation Expands the Scope of Telemedicine in New Jersey

In July of 2017, Governor Christie signed legislation that will expand the scope of telemedicine practice in New Jersey.[1]  Some of the highlights of the legislation include the following: The law provides that unless specifically prohibited or limited by federal or state law, a health care provider who establishes a proper provider-patient relationship may remotely […]

August 7, 2017 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on August 7, 2017: On August 7, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 2303, the Office of the Governor published notice of its reorganization plan for mental health and addiction functions.  The plan provides for the transfer of mental health […]

July 2017 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register in July 2017: On July 3, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 1782, the Department of Health published notice of its proposed readoption with amendments to its rules, and the proposal of new rules, governing licensing standards for dementia care […]

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