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  • NJ A1458
  • Requires health care professionals engaged in prenatal care to provide parents of newborns with information on health insurance coverage for newborn children.*
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(6/15/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/29/2017)
Passed
(6/29/2017)
Signed
(7/21/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill mandates that the Department of Health, in consultation with the Department of Banking and Insurance, prepare and make available to hospitals and birthing centers informational literature on health insurance coverage for newborn children. At a minimum, the information shall inform new parents of: (1) the period of time during which applicable State and federal laws require a parent's health insurance policy to provide coverage for a newborn child; and (2) how to obtain coverage for the child after that period under the parent's policy, a separate private health insurance policy, or a public health coverage plan. Under current State law, State-regulated health insurance plans must cover services to newborns for 30 days after the date of birth. An associated bill currently pending before the Legislature, Assembly Bill No, 2682, would increase this time period to 60 days. In addition, the Department of Health would require each hospital and birthing facility in the State to provide new mothers, including adoptive mothers, with the informational literature, which would be distributed to the mother and any other family members, including adoptive family members, present at the infant's birth, by staff designated by the hospital or birthing facility, prior to the mother's discharge, as part of the hospital or birthing facility's discharge procedures.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate, Women and Children
Approved P.L.2017, c.153.  (on 7/21/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 A Approved P.L.2017, c.153.
6/29/2017 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (76-0-0)
6/29/2017 A Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
6/29/2017 S Passed by the Senate (34-0)
6/29/2017 S Substituted for S2449 (2R)
6/15/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/15/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 * Revised 6/14/17 - S-2616 / A-1139, S-3312 (Sarlo/Bucco) Transf)
6/15/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 A-3908 and S-3085 are pending referral. S-3305 (Sarlo) pending i)
6/15/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 A-3908 and S-3085 are pending referral. S-3305 is pending intro )
5/1/2017 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
5/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
5/1/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
5/1/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (19:00 5/1/2017 S3121 (Gordon) (pend intro & ref) "Community Mental Health Safet)
3/16/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0)
6/6/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/6/2016 Assembly Women and Children Hearing (10:00 6/6/2016 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 7/4/2017 Assembly Floor: Concur in Senate Amendments 76 0 4
Detail 6/29/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 34 0 6
Detail 6/29/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2449 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/15/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported with Amendments 13 0 0
Detail 5/1/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported with Amendments 8 0 1
Detail 3/16/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 6/6/2016 Assembly Women and Children Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 0