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  • NJ A526
  • Requires that all emergency departments have necessary pediatric equipment available.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that an emergency department of a licensed hospital in this State shall have the necessary monitoring devices, supplies and equipment to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Availability of pediatric equipment shall be in accordance with the "Guidelines for Pediatric Equipment and Supplies for Emergency Departments," issued by the Committee on Pediatric Equipment and Supplies for Emergency Departments, National Emergency Medical Services for Children Resource Alliance. The bill specifies that the most recent edition of these guidelines shall apply, in the event that they are updated. The "Guidelines for Pediatric Equipment and Supplies for Emergency Departments," which were published in 1998 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, identify minimum equipment and supplies necessary for appropriate care for ill and injured pediatric patients in emergency departments. The guidelines were developed by a consensus process by a group of individuals representing the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Section on Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, the American Hospital Association, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, the Emergency Nurses Association, Kaiser Permanente Health System, the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions, the National EMSC Resource Alliance and the National Rural Health Association. This bill would codify rules and regulations for hospital licensure that have been adopted by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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