2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:5B-4 - Duties of department of health
26:5B-4. Duties of department of health
The Department of Health, in consultation with appropriate professional advisory groups, shall:
a. Establish guidelines for the early identification of persons born with hereditary disorders and standards for testing for hereditary disorders in newborn infants;
b. Establish guidelines for the education and treatment of persons born with hereditary disorders;
c. Establish procedures for referral of persons with hereditary disorders and their families to medical treatment and financial assistance;
d. Institute and carry out an educational program among physicians, hospitals, public health departments and the public concerning hereditary disorders;
e. Consult with the Commissioner of Insurance in identifying arbitrary and unreasonable discrimination against persons with hereditary disorders and their families in insurance coverages;
f. Evaluate on a continuous basis the need for and efficacy of State programs for the treatment of persons with hereditary disorders;
g. Promulgate all rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.
L.1981, c. 502, s. 4.
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