On June 1, 2018, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2018, c. 32. This law, among other things, restricts out-of-network billing in certain situations; requires providers to notify patients of certain insurance-related information and post a list of standard charges for the provider’s services; mandates that carriers provide certain information to patients; and permits arbitration to resolve disputes between providers, carriers, and patients.
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This board regulates the manufacture and sale of eyeglasses in New Jersey. The board licenses ophthalmic dispensers; ophthalmic technicians; and ophthalmic dispenser and technician apprentices.
The purpose of the Board is to:
- protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
- regulate the practice of ophthalmic dispensing; and
- ensure that ophthalmic dispensing is performed in compliance with State law.
The Board protects the public by:
- making sure that ophthalmic dispensers meet all educational requirements, and pass the State Board exam, for licensure;
- investigating and prosecuting ophthalmic dispensers who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
- requiring all ophthalmic dispensers to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.