Senator† STEVEN V. OROHO
District 24 (Morris, Sussex and Warren)
Assemblyman† HERB CONAWAY, JR.
District 7 (Burlington)
Assemblyman† RAJ MUKHERJI
District 33 (Hudson)
†††† Requires professionals certifying death to perform any testing and related actions necessary for survivors to claim State and federal benefits.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
†††† As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on May 15, 2017, with amendments.
An Act concerning claims for death benefits and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.
†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
†††† 1.††† The attending, covering, or resident physician, the attending advanced practice nurse, or the county medical examiner who provides the death and last sickness particulars for a death certification shall provide or offer to provide any examination, screening, test, report, or certification as shall be necessary for 1[the] a1 survivor of the deceased person to prosecute a claim for State or federal benefits arising from the deceased personís death.† The examination, screening, test, report, or certification shall be provided upon request by 1[the] a1 survivor 1[, and shall be offered in any case in which the attending, covering, or resident physician, the attending advanced practice nurse, or the county medical examiner is aware that a valid claim for State or federal benefits is likely to exist]1.
†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.