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May 21, 2018 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on May 21, 2018:

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1247, the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee of the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners published notice of proposed amendments to the rules governing clinical supervision of alcohol and drug counselor interns, as well as clinical supervision of a supervised practice for certified alcohol and drug counselors.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1249, the Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics Examiners published notice of the proposal of amendments to the rules governing the scope of practice for orthotists; orthotist assistants; prosthetists; prosthetist assistants; and prosthetist-orthotist assistants.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1260, the Department of Health published notice of its readoption with technical changes to the regulations governing the Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1261, the Department of Human Services published notice of its readoption with amendments to its rules governing hospital services under Medicaid.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1278, the Department of Human Services published notice of its adoption of new rules governing eligibility standards and applications for the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1282, the State Board of Dentistry published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing the scope of practice for dental hygienists; registered dental assistants; limited registered dental assistants in orthodontics; and unregistered dental assistants.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1284, the State Board of Medical Examiners published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing delegation of administration of subcutaneous and intramuscular injections and the performance of venipuncture to certified medical assistants. The amendments set forth a definition for eligible certified medical assistants, as well as criteria for training in order to perform certain tasks.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1285, the State Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Pharmacy jointly adopted amendments to their rules and jointly adopted new rules governing procedures for physician ordered immunizations performed by licensed pharmacists. The rules also incorporate requirements for pharmacists to administer the influenza vaccine to patients under 18 years of age.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1286, the State Board of Nursing published notice of adoption of amendments to its rules governing the fee schedule for licensure, as well as amendments to the rules governing continuing education for advanced practice nurses.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1292, the Division of Consumer Affairs published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules, as well as the adoption of a new rule, governing health care service firms. The rules add a new definition for the term “companion services” and amends the definition of the term “health care service firm”. In addition, the rules incorporate health care service firm accreditation and audit requirements.

  • On May 21, 2018 at 50 NJR 1324, the Department of Banking and Insurance published a public notice of an increase in the minimum net worth requirements for health maintenance organizations to take into account the increase in the medical component of the consumer price index.

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