On January 8, 2002, the Legislature passed and the Acting Governor approved P.L. 2001, c. 404, known as the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), which enacted changes in the law concerning public access to government records.
The law became effective July 7, 2002. This law expanded the public’s right of access to government records and facilitated the way in which that access is provided by the custodian of those records.
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.