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  • NJ A4901
  • Ensures continued access of family planning services in event of federal action.
Introduced
(6/1/2017)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill ensures the continued access to family planning services in the State by establishing the Access to Family Planning Services Program in the Department of Health. The program will provide annual grants to eligible family planning providers for family planning services delivered in the State through the program, in amounts equal to, or greater than, the amount received by the eligible family planning provider in federal Fiscal Year 2016 for services delivered pursuant to Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. s.300 et seq.). The bill defines "eligible family planning provider" as a health care facility that is licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.), and that provided services funded under Title X as of December 31, 2016, and that subsequently becomes ineligible for Title X funding due to the enactment of any federal law or regulation that excludes the health care facility from participating in Title X on the basis of something other than its ability to deliver family planning services. "Family planning services" are defined as those services provided under Title X of the federal Public Health Service Act as of December 31, 2016. The program will not prohibit an eligible family planning provider from offering a service if the service is within the scope of practice of the provider, and will not limit the scope of services for which an eligible family planning provider may offer referrals. The bill requires that the program provide a comprehensive system of family planning services with an emphasis on prevention, education, individualized care, and appropriate case management, and that family planning services be provided on a sliding scale fee basis according to ability to pay. The program is intended to ensure continuous funding for certain family planning providers in the event that a federal law or regulation is enacted that would prevent those providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funding for the delivery of family planning services in the State.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 6/1/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/1/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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