NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs (the “Division”) today announced a series of new rule proposals and adoptions to establish permanent standards for practitioners of 11 licensing boards and committees who provide health care services through telemedicine.
During these unprecedented times, the availability of telehealth services has been critical, allowing as many New Jerseyans as possible to get the medical services they need during the current public health emergency. Moreover, the use of telecommunication technology has helped reduce in-person encounters that could spread COVID-19.
Making it easier for patients and providers to use telemedicine has been part of a coordinated statewide effort to bolster New Jersey’s emergency preparedness, while expanding access to essential care for the duration of the pandemic. With an eye to the future, the new host of regulatory guidelines will facilitate the use of telemedicine as demand continues to grow.
The new final rules and rule proposals published in the New Jersey Register today put in place a robust, clear regulatory infrastructure to guide the continued use of telemedicine to protect the health, safety and welfare of New Jerseyans. The new rules will remain in effect even after the current health emergency ends, ensuring long-term, broad-based access to telehealth care in New Jersey.
The notice of rule adoptions for the following seven licensing boards and committees (Acupuncture Examining Board,
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee,
Board of Nursing,
Board of Physical Therapy Examiners,
Board of Psychological Examiners,
Board of Social Work Examiners, and
Genetic Counseling Advisory Committee) can be viewed
The proposed rules on the following four licensing boards and committees, and information on how to submit a comment by December 18, 2020 can be viewed at:
- Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners
- Electrologists Advisory Committee
- Physician Assistant Advisory Committee
- Professional Counselor Examiners Committee