2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-126 - Notification to residents of closing, relocation of nursing home, assisted living facility; exceptions.
26:2H-126 Notification to residents of closing, relocation of nursing home, assisted living facility; exceptions.
1. a. Except as provided in subsection b. of this section, at least 60 days prior to the proposed date of the closing or relocation of a nursing home or assisted living residence licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.), the nursing home or assisted living administrator shall notify, in writing, a resident of the facility, the resident's legal representative, if applicable, and the Department of Health of the closing or relocation of the facility.
b.The Commissioner of Health may waive the 60-day notice requirement in subsection a. of this section if the commissioner determines that an emergency situation warrants a more immediate closure or relocation of the nursing home or assisted living residence. In the case of such an emergency situation, the administrator of the facility shall notify, in writing, a resident, the resident's legal representative, if applicable, and the Department of Health of the closure or relocation as soon as practicable.
As used in this section, an "emergency situation" may include: the suspension or revocation of the facility license by the commissioner; decertification of the facility by the federal Medicare program established pursuant to Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," Pub.L.89-97 (42 U.S.C. s.1395 et seq.), or the Medicaid program established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.); or any other event as prescribed by regulation of the commissioner.
L.2006, c.75, s.1; amended 2012, c.17, s.252.
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