NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced four new rule proposals aimed at establishing permanent standards for practitioners of several licensing boards and committees who provide health care services through telemedicine.
The availability of telehealth services has been critical in expanding access to essential care during the current public health emergency, and the use of telecommunication technology has helped reduce in-person encounters that could spread COVID-19.
The rule proposals published in the New Jersey Register on March 15, 2021, put in place a robust, clear regulatory infrastructure to guide the continued use of telemedicine and to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Jerseyans. These new proposed rules, which follow
similar regulatory actions from other professional boards, will remain in effect even after the current public health emergency ends, ensuring long-term, broad-based access to telehealth care in New Jersey.
The proposed rules from the following licensing boards and committees, and information on how to submit a comment by May 14, 2021, can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
State Board of Dentistry
New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care
Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee
Occupational Therapy Advisory Council.