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  • NJ A2861
  • Establishes registry of stroke cases in State.
Introduced
(2/16/2016)
In Committee
(2/16/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Commissioner of Health to establish and maintain an up-to-date registry that includes a record of cases of stroke occurring in New Jersey, and such information concerning these cases as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate in order to conduct thorough and complete epidemiologic surveys of stroke in this State and to apply appropriate preventive and control measures. Under this bill, the commissioner, in consultation with the Public Health Council, would require the reporting of cases of stroke, and the submission of such specified additional information on reported cases or control populations as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate for the recognition, prevention, cure, or control of this disorder. The commissioner is to adopt rules and regulations that specify the health care providers, individuals, and other organizations obliged to make the required report and submissions, the related information to be included in the report, and the methods of making the report. The reports made pursuant to this bill are to be used only by the Department of Health (DOH) and other agencies designated by the commissioner and are not to be otherwise divulged or made public so as to disclose the identity of any person to whom they relate. To that end, these reports would not be included under materials available to public inspection pursuant to P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) or P.L.2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-5 et seq.). The bill provides immunity from liability for divulging confidential information to any individual or organization providing information to DOH in accordance with this bill. The bill also stipulates that nothing in its provisions is to be construed to compel any individual to submit to medical or health department examination or supervision. Finally, the bill takes effect on the 90th day after enactment, but authorizes the commissioner to take anticipatory administrative action in advance as necessary for its implementation.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 2/16/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/16/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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