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  • NJ A1662
  • Requires development and maintenance of data dashboard report to advise of open bed availability in residential facilities providing behavioral health services.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/27/2016)
Passed
(6/19/2017)
Signed
(7/21/2017)
Dead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the development and maintenance of a data dashboard report, which is to collect and track daily information about the number of open beds that are available in facilities in the State for individuals in need of mental health or substance use disorder treatment. The bill defines these facilities to include facilities which provide long term or extended care services or acute or intermediate level of care services and receive State or county funding including, but not limited to, those facilities licensed in the State as: a psychiatric facility (a State or county psychiatric hospital or psychiatric unit of a county hospital); psychiatric unit of a general hospital (an inpatient unit restricting services to care of voluntarily admitted persons with mental illness); a short-term care facility (an inpatient, community-based facility providing acute care and assessment services); a special psychiatric facility, (a public or private hospital which provides voluntary and involuntary mental health services); and a residential health care facility. The information in the data dashboard report is to be prominently displayed on the website of the Department of Human Services (DHS), made available to the public, upon request, through the Statewide 2-1-1- telephone system, and made available using any other means the Commissioner of Human Services deems appropriate. The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in DHS is to oversee the development and maintenance of the data dashboard report, and the commissioner is authorized to solicit funds and accept contributions for the purpose of the development and maintenance of the report. The bill directs the division to convene a workgroup which will include representatives from four organizations: the New Jersey Hospital Association; the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians; the Health Care Association of New Jersey; and Leading Age New Jersey, and other stakeholders as the division deems appropriate. The workgroup will assist the division and the department in: monitoring the data reporting; defining all data elements; developing protocols for data reporting; defining qualifications of the person who is responsible to submit the data; monitoring facility compliance; developing a "real-time" reporting mechanism; and any other area of interest that the workgroup deems appropriate. Each facility provided for in the bill is to submit to the data dashboard report, no less than once a day, information advising of the number of open beds that are available for the provision of mental health or substance use disorder services. Based on that daily information, the data dashboard report would include, by county: the address and telephone number of the facility; the type of services provided by the facility and its licensed bed capacity; and the number of open beds that are available for the provision of mental health and substance use disorder services on that day. Additionally, the bill requires each acute care hospital to report, no less than once a day through an online data collection system, the following information: 1) the number of patients who were admitted to the emergency room and hospital with a psychiatric or addiction diagnosis; 2) the number of psychiatric screening evaluations that were requested from, and completed by, a county mental health screener; 3) the amount of time, in hours and minutes, that patients have been waiting for evaluation since admission to the emergency room; 4) the number of patients who were transferred for psychiatric treatment to a psychiatric facility or special psychiatric hospital; 5) the total wait time of the patients who were admitted for psychiatric treatment to the hospital from the date and time of admission to the emergency room; 6) the percentage of patients on whom chemical or physical restraints were used; and 7) such other data as necessary to monitor the effectiveness of the response system for acute care psychiatric services in the State.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor, Budget and Appropriations, Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens, Human Services, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses
Approved P.L.2017, c.155.  (on 7/21/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
7/21/2017 S Approved P.L.2017, c.155.
6/19/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (39-0)
6/19/2017 S Substituted for S2466
6/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 *Revised 5/31/17 - S-2180 and S-2793 have been added. S-2490 (1R)
6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A-320 (1R), A-1690 (ACS) and A-4587 (2R) are all pending referra)
5/15/2017 S Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
5/15/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
5/15/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Hearing (19:00 5/15/2017 S-3142 Codey/Vitale (pend intro & ref) Requires Commissioner of )
6/30/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
6/27/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (78-0-1)
6/23/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
6/23/2016 A Transferred to Assembly Budget Committee
6/23/2016 Assembly Budget Hearing (10:00 6/23/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
6/6/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
6/6/2016 Assembly Human Services Hearing (13:00 6/6/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2466 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/19/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 39 0 1
Detail 6/1/2017 Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 13 0 0
Detail 5/15/2017 Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 0
Detail 6/27/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 78 0 2
Detail 6/23/2016 Assembly Budget Committee: Reported Favorably 13 0 0
Detail 6/6/2016 Assembly Human Services Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 0