2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-12.28 - Designation of hospitals as stroke centers.
26:2H-12.28 Designation of hospitals as stroke centers.
2.The Commissioner of Health shall designate hospitals that meet the criteria set forth in this act as primary or comprehensive stroke centers.
a.A hospital shall apply to the commissioner for designation and shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the hospital meets the criteria set forth in section 3 or 4 of this act for a primary or comprehensive stroke center, respectively.
b.The commissioner shall designate as many hospitals as primary stroke centers as apply for the designation, provided that the hospital meets the criteria set forth in section 3 of this act. In addition to the criteria set forth in section 3 of this act, the commissioner is encouraged to take into consideration whether the hospital contracts with carriers that provide coverage through the State Medicaid program, established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.) and the NJ FamilyCare Program, established pursuant to P.L.2005, c.156 (C.30:4J-8 et al.).
c.The commissioner shall designate as many hospitals as comprehensive stroke centers as apply for the designation, provided that the hospital meets the criteria set forth in section 4 of this act.
d.The commissioner may suspend or revoke a hospital's designation as a stroke center, after notice and hearing, if the commissioner determines that the hospital is not in compliance with the requirements of this act.
L.2004, c.136, s.2; amended 2012, c.17, s.193.
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