2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2AA-5 - Responsibilities of Department of Health.
26:2AA-5 Responsibilities of Department of Health.
5.The Department of Health shall:
a.establish a public education program through the department's website, to promote RSDS education, which will enable individuals to make informed decisions about their health, including, but not limited to the following elements:
(1)the cause and nature of RSDS;
(2)the risk factors that contribute to the manifestation of RSDS;
(3)available treatment options, including risks and benefits of those options;
(4)environmental safety and injury prevention;
(5)rest and use of appropriate body mechanics;
(6)the availability of RSDS diagnostic, treatment, and outreach services in the community; and
(7)any other factors or elements that might mitigate the effects of RSDS;
b.notify local health departments, hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers about the availability of information concerning RSDS on the department's website;
c.within the limits of funds available to the department for this purpose, coordinate, promote, and offer professional education programs, through institutions of higher education, for health care providers and health-related community-based organizations, which may include, but are not limited to the following elements:
(2)the cause and nature of RSDS;
(3)the risk factors, including, but not limited to, lifestyle, heredity, and drug interactions;
(4)the diagnostic procedures and appropriate indications for their use;
(5)medical and surgical treatment options, including experimental and established drug therapies and the risks and benefits of each option;
(6)environmental safety and injury prevention; and
(7)the availability of RSDS diagnosis and treatment and support services in the community; and
d.promote research, through both private and public funding sources, to accurately identify, diagnose, and treat RSDS.
L.2007, c.255, s.5; amended 2012, c.17, s.146.
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