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June 4, 2018 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on June 4, 2018:

  • On June 4, 2018, at 50 N.J.R. 1333(a), the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority published a notice of proposed rule adoption governing the policy, administration, and procedures of the Tuition Reimbursement Program for Psychiatrists. The Commissioner of Health will designate the underserved areas that have a shortage of psychiatrists. Comments due by August 3, 2018.
  • On June 4, 2018, at 50 N.J.R. 1338(a), the State Board of Medical Examiners published a notice of proposed adoption of rules governing the practice of licensed midwives and proposed amendments to these rules to reflect current practice standards for midwifery. Among the proposed amendments are license renewal requirements for licensed midwives and procedures that a licensed midwife must follow when a patient is at increased risk during pregnancy. Comments due by August 3, 2018.
  • On June 4, 2018, at 50 N.J.R. 1368(a), the State Board of Medical Examiners published notice of adoption of amendments to its rules governing the scope of practice of physician assistants. Notably, it removes the requirement for the supervising physician’s full name to be printed on a prescription blank and clarifies that the supervisory ratio does not limit the number of physician assistants with whom a supervising physician may enter into a delegation agreement.
  • On June 4, 2018, at 50 N.J.R. 1372(a), the State Board of Optometrists published a notice of readoption of its rules governing the practice of optometry, such as the application process and requirements for optometrists; the processes for licensure renewal, reactivation, and reinstatement; the renewal process for registration certificates; the requirements for therapeutic pharmaceutical agents certification; limitations on prescribing, dispensing, or administering controlled dangerous substances; and standards for records of examination and prescription. The readopted rules shall be in effect for a seven-year period.
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