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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 […]

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