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February 19, 2019 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on February 19, 2019:

  • On February 19, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 215(b), the Department of Banking and Insurance published a rule readoption with amendments requiring to dental plan organizations (DPOs) and dental service corporations (DSCs) to comply with the essential health benefit requirements under the ACA.
  • On February 19, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 217(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, adopted an amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:37A-2.1, relating to the application requirements for a massage/bodywork therapists. Among the changes is the requirement for successful completion of 500 hours of course study, an associate degree in massage therapy or other qualifying coursework, and proof of successfully passing a written examination given by   FSMTB, NCBTMB, or NCCAOM.
  • On February 19, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 218(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs adopted an amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:45H-1.1, which would require manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) and animal control/human societies to pay CDS annual fees for registration and renewal applications.
  • On February 19, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 219(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs published a notice of readoption of N.J.A.C. 13:45A. The readopted rule extended the expiration date of the chapter seven years from the date of filing. (January 16, 2026). These rules address several items such as the delivery of household furniture and furnishings; prepaid calling cards; the sale of cats and dogs; home improvement and home elevation contractor registration; the sale of food represented as kosher; motorized wheelchair dispute resolution; prescription drug retail prices; and compassionate use of medical marijuana.
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