SENATE, No. 3373

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

221st LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 3, 2024

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JOSEPH F. VITALE

District 19 (Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires long-term care facility to post certain information on its Internet website regarding Office of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning long-term care facilities and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes. 

 

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

 

     1.    a.  As used in this section:

     "Long-term care facility" means a nursing home, assisted living residence, comprehensive personal care home, residential health care facility, or dementia care home licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.).

     b.    A long-term care facility shall post on its Internet website information regarding the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, which shall include information on the general duties of the ombudsman, the role of the ombudsman in advocating for the residents of the long-term care facility, and the ombudsman’s contact information. 

 

     2.    The Commissioner of Health may adopt rules and regulations, in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), as are necessary to effectuate the provisions of this act.

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires a long-term care facility to post certain information on the facility’s Internet website.

     Under the bill, a long-term care facility is to post on its Internet website information regarding the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (ombudsman), which shall include information on the general duties of the ombudsman, the role of the ombudsman in advocating for the residents of the long-term care facility, and the ombudsman’s contact information. 

     The bill defines "long-term care facility" to mean a nursing home, assisted living residence, comprehensive personal care home, residential health care facility, or dementia care home licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.).