NJ Legislators Advance New Rules For Health Services Firms

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Providers of in-home companion services in New Jersey would require state licensing while health care service firms in general would shoulder new accreditation and auditing requirements under legislation the state Senate approved Monday.

Cleared by that house in a 21-13 vote and now headed to the state Assembly, S2100 would broaden the statutory definition of “health care service firm” to include entities that offer basic, nonmedical supervision and socialization services without physical contact in the homes of senior citizens or those with disabilities. Companion services could...
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