New Jersey Healthcare: February 4, 2019 Regulatory Developments
Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on February 4, 2019:
On February 4, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 177(b), the Department of Health, Certificate of Need and Healthcare Facility Licensure Program published a notice of its decision to grant the petition and initiate rulemaking in response to a petition for rulemaking from Laura I. Thevenot, Chief Executive Officer, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Arlington, Virginia. The petitioner requested that the Department make certain amendments to the Manual of Standards for Licensing Ambulatory Care Facilities at N.J.A.C. 8:43A-30.7, Radiation oncology services quality improvement methods, and the Hospital Licensing Standards at N.J.A.C. 8:43G-28.19, Radiation therapy continuous quality improvement methods. The Department will initiate rulemaking within 90 days of the publication of the notice.
On February 4, 2019, at 51 N.J.R. 178(a), the Commissioner of Health issued a call for certificate of need (CN) applications (on a full review basis) to establish intermediate and intensive neonatal bassinets in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:33, 8:33C, and 8:43G and N.J.S.A. 26:2H-1 et seq. for the following counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, and Passaic Counties.
The CN call excludes changes in perinatal designation and changes in consortium membership. Those hospitals that currently operate temporary intermediate or intensive neonatal bassinets shall apply to formally approve temporary bassinets. The application due date is June 3, 2019. The DOH anticipates completeness review decision to be issued on September 6, 2019. The State Health Planning Board is scheduled to review applications and submit recommendations to the Health Commissioner on December 5, 2019.