Governor’s Action at the End of the 2013-2014 Legislative Term

BILLS SIGNED:

  • 2012:S374 / 2012:A4526 (Beach, Allen, Sarlo, Lampitt, Casagrande) – Exempts from sales tax cosmetic makeup services provided in conjunction with reconstructive breast surgery; designated as “Jen’s Law”
  • SCS for 2012:S782wGR (Weinberg, Cunningham) – “New Jersey Hospital Disclosure and Public Resource Protection Act”
  • 2012:S792 / 2012:A2022 (Weinberg, Singleton, Benson, Johnson, Lampitt, Quijano, Vainieri Huttle) – Requires insurers to cover breast evaluations and other additional medically necessary testing under certain circumstances and requires certain mammogram reports to contain information on breast density
  • 2012:S2367 / 2012:A4415 (Codey, Beach, Eustace, Jasey, Caride, Wimberly) – “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act”; provides student-athletes, parents, and coaches with information on sudden cardiac arrest and establishes protocol concerning removal-from-play for athletes exhibiting symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest
  • 2012:S2448 / 2012:A3766 (Turner, T. Kean, Watson Coleman, Munoz, DeCroce, Riley, Benson) – “Higher Education Epinephrine Emergency Treatment Act”
  • 2012:S2843 / 2012:A4280 (Weinberg, Addiego, Lampitt, DeCroce, Mosquera, Casagrande) – “Autumn Joy Stillbirth Research and Dignity Act”; requires DOH to establish protocols for stillbirths, establishes stillbirth research database
  • 2012:S2995 / 2012:A4486 (Weinberg, Madden, Lampitt, Johnson, Wimberly, Sumter) – Prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions
  • 2012:SJR74 / 2012:AJR100 (Weinberg, Singleton, Chivukula) – Designates June of each year as “Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Awareness Month”
  • 2012:A3039wGR / 2012:S2033 (Conaway, Lampitt, Benson, Jimenez, Whelan) – Establishes NJ Task Force on Lupus Education and Awareness in DOH
  • 2012:A3251 / 2012:S2567 (Ramos, O’Scanlon, Jimenez, Vitale, Singer) – Permits pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines to children seven years of age or older
  • 2012:A3558 / 2012:S2606 (Benson, Chivukula, Lampitt, Eustace, Codey, Madden) – Provides for licensure of pediatric respite care facilities
  • 2012:A3978 / 2012:S2832 (Lampitt, Casagrande, Vainieri Huttle, Madden, Oroho) – Requires hospitals and birthing facilities to provide new mothers with information about pertussis vaccines for adults

BILLS THAT EXPIRED WITHOUT GUBERNATORIAL ACTION (POCKET VETOED):

  • 2012:S162 / ACS for 2012:A1269 / 2012:A4507 (Singer, Vitale, Greenwald, Coughlin, Prieto, Riley, Lampitt, Casagrande, Wimberly, Conaway) – Provides loan redemption for certain physicians who work in State four years
  • 2012:S1598 / 2012:A1097 (Weinberg, Vitale, Quijano, Wimberly, Munoz, Jasey) – Permits attending advanced practice nurse to determine cause of death and execute death certification of patient if nurse is patient’s primary caregiver
  • 2012:S2241 / 2012:A3409 (Weinberg, Vitale, Singer, Schaer, Johnson, Riley, Eustace, Vainieri Huttle) – Prohibits Medicaid managed care organizations from reducing certain provider reimbursement rates without approval from DHS
  • 2012:S2318 / 2012:A3390 (Vitale, Addiego, O’Donnell, Coughlin) – Requires newborn infant screening for tongue tie
  • 2012:A765 / 2012:S1220 (Barnes, Quijano, Gusciora, Eustace, Vitale, Scutari) – Requires registered qualifying patient’s authorized use of medical marijuana to be considered equivalent to use of any other prescribed medication.
  • 2012:A1214 / 2012:S1623 (Stender, Conaway, Webber, Benson, Quijano, Whelan, Weinberg) – Establishes pilot program to utilize value-based benefit design in SHBP to increase health benefits coverage for certain employees concerning chronic health conditions
  • 2012:A2172 / 2012:S1464 (Conaway, Singleton, Giblin, Vitale) – Requires certain health care facilities to offer, and health care workers to receive, annual influenza vaccination

About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: