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July 2019 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register in July 2019:

  • On July 1, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 1088(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Medical Examiners, State Acupuncture Board proposed new rules that establish telemedicine regulations that are applicable to licensed acupuncturists. See N.J.A.C. 13:35-9.21-9.28.

  • On July 1, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 1088(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Medical Examiners proposed amendments and new rules related to licensed athletic trainers. The Board proposes regulations to allow for out of state license reciprocity, licensure renewal standards, reactivation standards, and an amendment to recognize that a referral for athletic training services may come from a physician who is not licensed in New Jersey.

  • On July 1, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 1094(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Nursing, proposed new rules that establish telemedicine regulations that are applicable to licensed nurses. See N.J.A.C. 13:37-8A.

  • On July 1, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 1097(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Social Work Examiners published proposed rules that establish telemedicine regulations that are applicable to licensed social workers. See N.J.A.C. 13:44G-15

  • On July 1, 2019 at 51 N.J.R. 1130(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Certified Psychoanalysts Advisory Committee readopted regulations that establish standards for the certification and regulation of State-certified psychoanalysts. The readopted regulations will be in effect for a seven year period. See N.J.A.C. 13:42A.

  • On July 1, 2019 at 51 N.J.R. 1139(a), the Department of Health, Public Health Services Branch, Division Of Medicinal Marijuana, published a notice for request for applications for entities that seek authority to apply to the Department for a permit to operate an alternative treatment center.

  • On July 15, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 1175(a), Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy published proposed amendments, repeal and new regulations governing massage therapists. The proposal addresses license reciprocity, abandoned licenses, license renewal, license reactivation, scope of licensure, violation reporting, consent required for massage of minor, recordkeeping and registration of business providing massage therapy. See N.J.A.C. 13:37A.

  • On July 15, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 1220(a), Department of Human Services and Department of Health, Division Of Medical Assistance and Health Services, published a notice and request for comment to the Drug Utilization Review Report, which describes the activities of the New Jersey Drug Utilization Review Board for State Fiscal Year 2018, and its impact on the quality of care provided to beneficiaries participating in the State’s pharmaceutical benefit programs.

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