[Second Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 2366

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 25, 2010

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  DECLAN J. O'SCANLON, JR.

District 12 (Mercer and Monmouth)

Assemblyman  PETER J. BIONDI

District 16 (Morris and Somerset)

Assemblyman  ANGEL FUENTES

District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Angelini, McHose, Wagner, Senators Beck, Buono and Greenstein

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Concerns contracting and licensing procedures for certain organizations under contract with DHS and DCF.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As amended by the General Assembly on June 29, 2011.

  


An Act concerning contracting for social services and supplementing Title 30 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The Commissioners of Human Services and Children and Families, or their designees, shall, to the extent practicable, collaborate to establish:

     a.     uniform contracting requirements for social service organizations that contract with the 1[Departments] Department1 of Human Services or 1the Department of1 Children and Families, or both, to provide services to clients of the departments.  The requirements shall include, but not be limited to, uniform reporting procedures and uniform audit schedules;

     b.    centralized licensing review 1and licensing issuance1 procedures in which1:

     (1)1 the Department of Human Services or 1the Department of1 Children and Families, as appropriate, shall review the 2[credentials of a social service organization] requirements2 for the purpose of licensing the 2[organization] program2 to provide specified services to clients of the applicable department, which review shall serve as the basis for issuing or renewing one or more licenses required by the 1[Departments] Department1 of Human Services or 1the Department of1 Children and Families, or both, to provide other services to clients of the departments;

     1(2) in the case of 2[a client receiving services from both the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Families, if the facility serving the client is licensed by one of the departments, the facility shall be deemed licensed by the other department;1] an organization with programs licensed to provide services through both the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Families, each program shall be issued a license by a single department, to the extent practicable, in accordance with the agreed upon licensing issuance procedures;2 and

     c.     a multi-year contract to a social service organization that has exhibited a good compliance record with contracting requirements and licensing standards, as determined by the Commissioner of Human Services or 1the Commissioner of1 Children and Families, as applicable.


     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the second month next following the date of enactment.