2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2AA-5 - Responsibilities of Department of Health.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2AA-5 (2013) What's This?

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:

(1)research findings;

(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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