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April 20, 2014

April 1, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on April 1, 2013:

  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 715, the Department of Human Services published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules regarding coverage of dental services for Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare beneficiaries.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 716, the Department of Human Services published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules which would require that an authorization form be completed when Medicaid applicants or recipients have someone apply for benefits on their behalf.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 720, the Department of Banking & Insurance published notice of its proposal of new rules governing the Independent Health Care Appeals Program.  Under the proposed new rules, all licensed hospitals and all licensed physicians will be required to post a notice in all patient waiting rooms providing information about, and how to apply for, the Independent Health Care Appeals program.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 729, the State Board of Medical Examiners published notice of its proposal of amendments to its rules and the proposal of new rules governing the activities of the Acupuncture Examining Board and its licensees.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 737, the Department of Human Services published notice of its adoption of a new rule implementing certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and federal regulations.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 738, the Department of Children and Families published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules and the adoption of new rules governing child protection investigations.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 767, the State Board of Polysomnography published notice of its extension of the review period for review of a petition for rulemaking.  The petition seeks to permit a current certificate in basic life support issued by the American Safety and Health Institute to satisfy the Board’s requirements for current certification in basic life support for polysomnographic technologists, technicians and trainees.
  • On April 1, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 767, the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee published notice of its receipt of a petition for rulemaking.  The petition seeks to amend the rules for qualified clinical supervisors of certified alcohol and drug counselors, credentialed interns, and alcohol and drug counselor interns and also seeks to implement additional credentialing requirements for clinical supervisors.
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