June-July 2021 New Jersey Regulatory Developments
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Below are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register in June and July 2021:

  • On June 7, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 975(a), the Health Commissioner, released a notice in regards to Executive Order No. 103. This notice addresses the renewal of certified nurse aide certifications. If a CANs certification is set to expire between March 1, 2021 and the end of the Public Health Emergency, shall be permitted to renew their certification until 30 days after the end of the Public Health Emergency. See N.J.A.C. 8:39-43.4, 43.6.

  • On June 7, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1001(a), the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, adopted new organizational rules in order to better inform the public about what the Division of Mental Health and Addiction does. These new rules improve readability, as well as reflect the retention of the State Psychiatric hospitals. See adopted N.J.A.C. 10:30

  •  On June 7, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1001(b), the Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, adopted amendments addressing podiatry services. Whereas podiatry services are optional in accordance with federal Medicaid laws, New Jersey has decided to provide podiatry services. See adopted N.J.A.C. 10:57.

  • On June 7, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1027(a), the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, released a notice that a petition has been filed addressing a plan of supervision that is currently required as part of the application to be a licensed marriage and family therapist. See N.J.A.C. 13:34-2.2

  • On June 21, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1041(a), the Office of the Governor, released an executive order extending the Public Health Emergency. See Exec. Order No 240.

  • On June 21, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1047(a), the Office of the Governor released an executive order that rescinds the requirements of Executive order No. 107. Non-profits no longer have to accommodate telework to the maximum extent possible. See Exec. Order No. 243.

  • On July 6, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1131(a), the Office of the Governor released an executive order that ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. However, the State of Emergency remains. See Exec Order No. 244.

  • On July 6, 2021, at 53 N.J.R. 1145(b), the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities, adopted a rule addressing the family maintenance standard, medical cost standard, tuition deduction, and the cost of care and maintenance rates for individuals residentially placed by the Division of Developmental Disabilities. See N.J.A.C. 10:46D-3.2.

Jessica Warwick, summer associate, also contributed to this article. 

 

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