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New Jersey Healthcare Regulatory Develpoments - January 16, 2018

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on January 16, 2018:

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 310, the Department of Community Affairs published notice of its adoption of amendments to the Uniform Construction Code applicable to cooperative sober living residences.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 512, the Department of Health published notice of its adoption of new rules implementing the Autumn Joy Stillbirth Research and Dignity Act.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 522, the Department of Health published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules and the adoption of new rules governing hospice licensing standards. Among other things, the amendments and the rule incorporate new standards for licensed inpatient hospice care providers.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 528, the Department of Health published notice of adoption of amendments to its rules and adoption of new rules governing designation of a patient caregiver as well as consultation and aftercare assistance training that is required to be provided to a patient’s caregiver.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 531, the Department of Health published notice of its adoption of a new rule governing sepsis protocols in hospitals.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 537, the Department of Health published notice of its readoption with amendments to its rules and the adoption of a new rule governing mental health screening and screening outreach programs.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 552, the Department of Health published notice of its readoption of Chapter IV of the State Sanitary Code, which is applicable to blood banks and the collection, processing, storage, distribution, administration and transplantation of blood, blood components and stem cells.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 552, the Department of Health published notice of its readoption with technical changes to the hospital licensing standards.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 564, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing the timing of authorization of services and payment of claims by health maintenance organizations.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 571, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules and the adoption of a new rule governing prompt payment of claims.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 575, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing approval of out-of-network services.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 578, the Division of Consumer Affairs published notice of its adoption of new rules governing limitations on or obligations associated with the acceptance of compensation from pharmaceutical manufacturers by prescribers. The new rules impose limitations on the amount of compensation that may be accepted by prescribers from pharmaceutical manufacturers in any calendar year. The cap on payments has been set at $10,000, although payments for research activities, royalties and licensing fees are not subject to this cap.

  • On January 16, 2018 at 50 NJR 624, the State Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers and Ophthalmic Technicians publish notice of readoption of its licensure rules.

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