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April 18, 2016 Regulatory Developments

April 26, 2016 | Comments Off on April 18, 2016 Regulatory Developments
Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on April 18, 2016:

  • On April 18, 2016 at 48 NJR 619, the Department of Health published notice of its proposal of new rules implementing the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act. The proposed rules will establish reporting requirements, as well as penalties that may be imposed by the Department to ensure compliance.       The proposed rules would also establish a procedure for health care providers to request, and respond to requests for information from, other health care providers care professional regarding a health care professional’s conduct as it relates to patient safety during a period of previous employment.
  • On April 18, 2016 at 48 NJR 626, the Department of Health published notice of its proposal of a new rule which would require hospitals to post information regarding the Independent Health Care Appeals program in conspicuous places in each of their waiting rooms.

April 4, 2016 Regulatory Developments

April 21, 2016 | Comments Off on April 4, 2016 Regulatory Developments
Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on April 4, 2016:

  • On April 4, 2016 at 48 NJR 544, the Department of Human Services published notice of its proposal of amendments to the Manual of Standards for Community Care Residences.
  • On April 4, 2016 at 48 NJR 554, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules governing increases in capital and surplus requirements for health insurers, HMOs and licensed organized delivery systems.
  • On April 4, 2016 at 48 NJR 565, the State Board of Pharmacy published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules and the proposal of a new rule which will establish standards for the control and monitoring of the temperature of prescription drugs and chemicals to ensure their integrity, stability and efficacy.
  • On April 4, 2016 at 48 NJR 596, the State Board of Polysomnography adopted amendments to its rules governing exemptions from the rules governing the unlicensed practice of polysomnography.

March 21, 2016 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on March 21, 2016:

  • On March 21, 2016 at 48 NJR 496, the Occupational Therapy Advisory Council published notice of its readoption of its rules governing the practice of occupational therapy.

March 7, 2016 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on March 7, 2016:

  • On March 7, 2016 at 48 NJR 374, the Board of Optometrists published notice of the proposal of an amendment to its rules governing the practice of optometry to authorize optometrists to prescribe oral therapeutic pharmaceutical agents containing hydrocodone.
  • On March 7, 2016 at 48 NJR 420, the Department of Health published notice of the readoption of its rules governing communicable diseases.
  • On March 7, 2016 at 48 NJR 423, the Board of Nursing published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules and the adoption of new rules governing nursing practice.  Among other things, the Board adopted a new rule which will allow certified homemaker-home health aides to administer medication under delegation from a nurse and sets forth specific requirements with regard to such delegation.

February 16, 2016 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on February 16, 2016:

  • On February 16, 2016, at 48 N.J.R. 207, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee published notice of its readoption of its rules governing standards for the licensing and regulation of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
  • On February 16, 2016, at 48 N.J.R. 339, the Department of Health published notice of its notice of invitation for certificate of need applications on an expedited review basis for additional long-term care beds designated for residents diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease.

February 1, 2016 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on February 1, 2016:

  • On February 1, 2016, at 48 N.J.R. 157, the Department of Health published notice of its proposed amendments to its rules governing licensure of home health agencies.
  • On February 1, 2016, at 48 N.J.R. 207, the Department of Human Services notice of its readoption of its rules governing administration of the Medicaid program.

January 19, 2016 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on January 19, 2016:

  • On January 19, 2016 at 48 NJR 104, the Department of Human Services published notice of its proposed readoption with amendments to its rules governing policies and procedures for interdisciplinary treatment teams and other hospital staff responsible for determining eligibility for and facilitating Pre-Placement Program visits and eligibility requirements in State psychiatric hospitals.
  • On January 19, 2016 at 48 NJR 105, the Department of Human Services published notice of its proposed readoption with amendments to its rules governing the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) Eligibility Manual.
  • On January 19, 2016 at 48 NJR 104, the Department of Human Services published notice of its readoption with amendments to its rules governing hospice services under Medicaid.

January 4, 2016 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on January 4, 2016:

  • On January 4, 2016 at 48 NJR 79, the Department of Human Services published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing the provision of Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) services to New Jersey Medicaid and certain NJ FamilyCare-Plan A beneficiaries and NJ FamilyCare Alternative Benefit Plan beneficiaries.
  • On January 4, 2016 at 48 NJR 79, the Department of Human Services published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing rehabilitative services for children under the New Jersey Medicaid and FamilyCare programs.

December 21, 2015 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on December 21, 2015:

  • On December 21, 2015 at 47 N.J.R. 3075, the Department of Health published notice of its proposed readoption with amendments to the regulations governing hospital reporting and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
  • On December 21, 2015 at 47 N.J.R. 3097, the Board of Dentistry published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules and the proposal of a new rule governing the scope of practice of dental hygienists.
  • On December 21, 2015 at 47 N.J.R.3111, the Department of Health published notice of its re-adoption with amendments to its rules governing. Certificate of Need standards for Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs).

December 7, 2015 Regulatory Developments

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Posted by Beth Christian

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on December 7, 2015:

  • On December 7, 2015 at 47 NJR 2903, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules regarding the Primary Care Practitioner Loan Redemption Program.  The proposed amendments would allow potential participants to apply to the program before they move to New Jersey and before their receipt of a New Jersey license to practice.
  • On December 7, 2015 at 47 NJR 3033, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its adoption of amendments to the language contained in the standard small employer health benefit plan.  Among other things, the amendments incorporate definitions for telemedicine, e-visits and virtual visits.
  • On December 7, 2015 at 47 NJR 3046, the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing the scope of licensure for physical therapist assistants and delegation of tasks by a licensed physical therapist to unlicensed person.  The Board also amended its rules governing professional misconduct, advertising, continuing education, temporary licensure, and business practices of physical therapists.
  • On December 7, 2015 at 47 NJR 3048, the State Board of Physical Therapy published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing the use of personal or other computers to prepare patient records.
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