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October 2, 2017 Regulatory Developments

October 18, 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 October 2, 2017:

  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3294, the Department of Human Services published notice of its proposed readoption with amendments to the rules governing hospital services under Medicaid.
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3324, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules governing triggering events for individuals to participate in small employer health benefit plans.
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3329, the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee of the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners published notice of its proposed amendments to its rules governing continuing education. The proposed amendments would require licensees and certificate holders to complete at least three required contact hours of a committee approved continuing education course in legal standards relating to the practice of alcohol and drug counseling in New Jersey.
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3330, the Board of Medical Examiners has proposed new rules concerning limitations on, and obligations associated with, the acceptance of compensation from pharmaceutical manufacturers by prescribers. Among other things, the proposed new rules would establish a $10,000 cap on the dollar amount that a prescriber can accept from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers in a calendar year for bona fide services; would cap the value of meals which can be provided to prescribers at $15.00 per meal; and would preclude prescribers from accepting anything of value (including pens, mugs or other items with a company logo).
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3359, the Department of Health published notice of its readoption of the regulations governing the birth defects registry.
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3360, the Board of Medical Examiners published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules regarding the standards for the declaration of brain death and the pronouncement of death.
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3367, the Department of Health published notice of a certificate of need call for new pediatric intensive care beds in Morris, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth and Passaic Counties.
  • On October 2, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 3367, the Department of Health published notice of its cancellation of the certificate of need call for burn center programs or units.

 

 

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