[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 3890

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 4, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  PAMELA R. LAMPITT

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

Assemblyman  JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  ANGELICA M. JIMENEZ

District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)

Assemblyman  TIMOTHY J. EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  VINCENT MAZZEO

District 2 (Atlantic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman N.Munoz

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires continuing care retirement communities to provide residents with information on influenza vaccines for older adults.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on January 12, 2015, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning influenza vaccines for older adults and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

 

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

 

     1.    a.    The Department of Health shall prepare and make available on the department's Internet website, in an easily printable format, information about the influenza vaccine for older adults, 1[including, but not be limited to] which shall include1:

     (1)   the role the influenza vaccine plays in the prevention of influenza in older adults;

     (2)   1[the health risks and complications associated with, and the morbidity and morality rates among older adults suffering from, influenza;

     (3)]the availability and efficacy of the influenza vaccine;

     1[(4)] and

     (3)   a recommendation for each person to consult with a physician to determine whether receiving the influenza vaccine is recommended and appropriate for that person.

     The department may additionally provide such other information as it deems necessary and appropriate, including, but not limited to: the health risks and complications associated with, and the morbidity and mortality rates among older adults suffering from, influenza;1 the individual and community benefits of inoculating older adults living in close proximity to each other, especially those living in continuing care retirement communities; and

     1[(5)]1  influenza vaccination programs and health care providers providing influenza vaccinations to older adults.

     b.    The department shall require each continuing care retirement community in the State to post the information 1[specified in] made available by the department pursuant to1 subsection a. of this section in a conspicuous public place in the facility 1[, by] no later than1 August 1 of each year.  1[The continuing care retirement community shall also be required to provide the information to each resident within a reasonable time and without cost.]1

     c.   As used in this section, "continuing care retirement community" means a continuing care facility that is operating under a certificate of authority issued by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to P.L.1986, c.103 (C.52:27D-330 et seq.), and which is registered with the Department of Community Affairs 1[,]1 as a retirement community 1[,]1 pursuant to P.L.1977, c.419 (C.45:22A-21 et seq.).

     2.    The Commissioner of Health, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), shall adopt rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of this act.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.