2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 26:2H-18.78 - Conditions for receipt of grant; rules, regulations; annual report.

NJ Rev Stat § 26:2H-18.78 (2013) What's This?

26:2H-18.78 Conditions for receipt of grant; rules, regulations; annual report.

5. a. The Commissioner of Health shall set reasonable conditions for the receipt of a grant by a general hospital or other licensed health care facility, which conditions may include, but need not be limited to, requirements to assure the efficient and effective delivery of health care services.

The facility shall agree to: the provision of essential health care services to the community as determined by the commissioner; facilitating the enrollment of individuals in appropriate government insurance programs; and providing the Department of Health with quality of care, utilization, and financial information as determined by the commissioner to be reasonable and necessary. In the case of a facility whose financial condition created or contributed to the extraordinary circumstances necessitating the award of the grant, the facility shall agree to such corrective steps to its governance, management, and business operations as the commissioner deems reasonable and appropriate in light of the facility's circumstances and the health care needs of the community.

b.Within one year of the award of a grant from the fund, the commissioner, in consultation with the State Comptroller, shall cause to be conducted an audit to evaluate:

(1)whether a grantee's use of the funds was consistent with the provisions of this act, the commissioner's regulations, and any conditions imposed upon the award of the grant; and

(2)whether a grantee's use of the funds furthered the purposes of this act.

c.The commissioner, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), shall adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act. The regulations shall specify eligibility criteria for, and conditions that must be met by, a health care facility to receive a grant from the fund.

Notwithstanding any provision of P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) to the contrary, the commissioner may adopt immediately upon filing with the Office of Administrative Law such regulations as the commissioner deems necessary to implement the provisions of this act, which shall be effective for a period not to exceed 270 days following enactment of this act and may thereafter be amended, adopted, or readopted by the department in accordance with the requirements of P.L.1968, c.410.

d.The commissioner shall annually, by March 1 of each year, submit a report on the Health Care Stabilization Fund to the Governor, and to the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1). The commissioner shall include a copy of the report on the department's website.

The report shall identify the health care facilities that received grants during the reporting period, the purpose for which the grant was allocated to the facility, and the extent to which the awarding of the grant furthered the purposes of this act. The report shall include a copy of any audits conducted pursuant to subsection b. of this section.

L.2008, c.33, s.5; amended 2012, c.17, s.238.

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