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March and April 2020 State Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register in March and April 2020: On March 2, 2020, at 52 N.J.R. 10(a), Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, the Board of Nursing issued a rule proposal to amend N.J.A.C. 13:37 Subchapter 1, relating […]

May 2020 State Regulatory Developments

On May 18, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 1083(b), the Department of Health issued a notice of readoption of N.J.A.C. 8:43E, General Licensure Procedures and Standards Applicable to All Licensed Facilities, which was set to expire on May 16, 2020.  The Department readopted the rules without amendment, and those rules will continue to be in effect […]

Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center Elective Surgery and Invasive Procedure Guidance Issued By Department of Health

As set forth in Executive Order 145 (issued May 15th, 2020), hospitals and other health care facilities may resume elective surgeries and invasive procedures on May 26th, 2020. Guidance for hospital resumption of elective procedures was issued on May 19, 2020 and can be found here: Guidelines for ambulatory surgery centers can be found […]

Resumption of Elective Surgeries in New Jersey Announced

At the daily Covid-19 briefing held on Friday May 15th, Governor Murphy and Commissioner of Health Persichelli announced that New Jersey health care facilities can resume the provision of elective surgeries on Tuesday, May 26th.  Further guidance regarding protocols that will need to be in place should be issued by Monday, May 18th.

NJ Appellate Court Case Sheds Light on Codey Law “In House” Exception

On May 12, 2020, in an unpublished opinion, the Superior Court Appellate Division upheld a Board of Pharmacy (“Board”) decision to deny a specialty pharmacy application submitted by Summit Medical Group (“SMG”), In the Matter of the Application of Summit Medical Group, d/b/a SMG Pharmacy to Operate a Pharmacy in the State of New Jersey.  […]

Department of Banking and Insurance Mandates Insurance Premium Refunds

On May 12, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance issued Bulletin No. 20-22.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting reduction in loss exposure for insurers, the Department has ordered insurers to make an initial premium refund or other adjustment for certain specified lines of insurance.  Premium refunds are required […]


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