SENATE, No. 330

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

221st LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2024 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.

District 18 (Middlesex)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senator Burgess

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires DOH to develop mobile cancer screening program; appropriates $100,000.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

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An Act concerning cancer screening and making an appropriation.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† a. As used in this section:

†††† "Health care professional" means an individual licensed by this State to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession.

†††† b.††† Within 180 days following the effective date of this act, the Department of Health, in partnership with community-based and faith-based organizations selected by the department, shall develop and implement a mobile cancer screening program.† The program shall consist of the periodic deployment of staffed mobile vehicles to various locations throughout the State.† Each vehicle shall be staffed by at least one health care professional who is qualified to perform a cancer screening.† The types of cancers which shall be screened and the manner in which the screenings shall be performed shall be determined by the particular medical expertise of the health care professional assigned to the mobile vehicle and the medical devices and supplies which are made available to the health care professional.

†††† c. No later than two years after the effective date of this act, the Department of Health shall submit a written report to the Governor, and to the Legislature, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), summarizing the program and the results therefrom and providing recommendations for legislative action if legislation action is deemed necessary.

 

†††† 2.††† There is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Health the sum of $100,000 to effectuate the purposes of section 1 of this act.

 

†††† 3.††† This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire upon the Department of Healthís submission of the report, as required pursuant to subsection c. of section 1 of this act.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill requires the Department of Health (department) to develop a mobile cancer screening program.

†††† The bill provides that, within 180 days following the billís effective date, the department, in partnership with community-based and faith-based organizations selected by the department, is to develop and implement a mobile cancer screening program.† The program is to consist of the periodic deployment of staffed mobile vehicles to various locations throughout the State.† Each vehicle is to be staffed by at least one health care professional who is qualified to perform a cancer screening.† The types of cancers which are to be screened and the manner in which the screenings are to be performed will be determined by the particular medical expertise of the health care professional assigned to the mobile vehicle and the medical devices and supplies which are made available to the health care professional.

†††† Under the bill, no later than two years after the billís effective date, the department is to submit a written report to the Governor, and the Legislature, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), summarizing the program and the results therefrom and providing recommendations for legislative action if legislation action is deemed necessary.

†††† The bill appropriates from the Stateís General Fund to the department the sum of $100,000 to effectuate the purposes of the bill.