ASSEMBLY, No. 1067

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  MILA M. JASEY

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

Assemblyman  JOHN F. MCKEON

District 27 (Essex and Morris)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires Commissioner of Health to designate special care nursing facility to treat patients with psychiatric and substance use disorders dual diagnosis.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


An Act concerning special care nursing facilities 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 Commissioner of Health shall identify four facilities, one of which shall be an existing free-standing special care nursing facility that is located in a city of the first class, and three of which shall be evenly distributed geographically throughout the State, to be designated as facilities for the treatment of patients who are dually diagnosed with psychiatric and substance use disorders.  A special care nursing facility seeking designation shall apply to the commissioner for designation and shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the facility can provide appropriate care to patients with a dual diagnosis.

 

     2.    The Commissioner of Health may, in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), adopt any rules and regulations as the commissioner deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

 

     3.    The Commissioner of Human Services shall establish a reimbursement rate sufficient to cover the cost of care provided to patients pursuant to section one of this act.

 

     4.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the seventh month next following the date of enactment, except that the Commissioner of Health may take any anticipatory administrative action in advance as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the Commissioner of Health to identify four facilities, one of which is to be an existing free-standing special care nursing facility that is located in a city of the first class, and three of which are to be evenly distributed geographically throughout the State, to be designated as facilities for the treatment of patients who are dually diagnosed with psychiatric and substance use disorders.  A facility seeking designation would apply to the commissioner for designation, and would need to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the facility can provide appropriate care to patients with a dual diagnosis.  The Commissioner of Human Services would establish a reimbursement rate sufficient to cover the cost of care provided to patients pursuant to the bill.