Health Systems oversees inspections and enforcements of regulations for approximately 2,200 licensed New Jersey Health Care facilities, the Certificate of Need Program, and major hospital funding programs such as Charity Care, Graduate Medical Education, and the Delivery Systems Reform Incentive Payment Program.
Health Facility Survey and Field Operations promotes quality health service delivery through the enforcement of state licensing regulations and Medicare certification standards. Survey inspections are conducted at nursing homes, assisted living residences, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, home health agencies, physical therapy providers, portable x-ray suppliers, and a wide range of others. HFS&FO also investigates and resolves complaints regarding health care facilities. We operate a 24-hour Complaint Hot Line, at 800-792-9770, to handle consumer complaints and facility emergencies 7 days per week.
Certificate of Need and Licensing protects the health and well-being of consumers, patients, and residents of health care facilities by requiring health care facilities to comply with State standards for licensure. CN&L analyzes and implements various health care facility reform initiatives requiring extensive regulatory development and maintains statewide health care facility licensure. CN&L licenses nursing home administrators, certifies assisted living administrators and nurse aides, administers the Ambulatory Assessment Program, and enforces penalties against health care facilities that violate license standards.
Health Care Financing monitors hospital fiscal performance through financial reporting requirements, including annual hospital cost reports and audited financial statements, as well as quarterly utilization reports. It also administers the New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (Charity Care) for people who are uninsured and underinsured, and oversees the hospital charity care subsidy.
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.