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Chapter 45 P.L. 2012

This law, designated as the “New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act,” implements numerous changes to the State’s public system of higher education.   

Chapter 188, P.L. 2011

This law requires health insurance carriers (hospital, medical, and health service corporations, individual, small employer, and larger group commercial insurers, and health maintenance organizations), the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), and the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) to provide coverage for expenses for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells on a basis no less favorable than the policy or contract provides for intravenously administered or injected anti-cancer medications. 

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Chapter 45, P.L. 2012

Date Approved: August 22, 2012

Effective Date: Section 138 shall take effect immediately, sections 15, 20, 26, 33, 34, 38, and 146 of this act shall take effect and become operational on the 90th day after the date of enactment and the remainder of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2013 and shall first apply to the 2013-2014 academic year, but anticipatory administrative action may be taken in advance of the operative date as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.

Description:

This law, designated as the “New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act,” implements numerous changes to the State’s public system of higher education.   

Its provisions include:

  • Section 3: The transfer all schools, institutes, and centers of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), other than the School of Osteopathic Medicine, the entire Stratford campus, the remaining facilities in Camden, and University Hospital, to Rutgers, The State University. 
  • Section 8: The transferring the School of Osteopathic Medicine, the entire Stratford Campus, and the remaining facilities in Camden of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to Rowan University.
  • Section 14: Designates University Hospital as the principal teaching hospital of New Jersey Medical School and New Jersey Dental School and any other Newark-based medical education program, but stipulates that University Hospital is to be treated and accounted for as a separate non-profit legal entity from Rutgers, The State University.

This law provides protections for all employees of University Hospital and the institutions of higher education that may be impacted by this law, including employees of UMDNJ, Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-Camden, and Rowan University with regard to pension rights, health benefits, collective bargaining, and civil service status, as well as the tenure, contract tenure, rank, or academic track of any person holding a faculty position.  (Sections 4, 7, 9, 12, 16, 17, 23, 31, and 51).

Section 48 provides that Rowan University shall be deemed a public agency or organization subject to the ABP and PERS provisions, and that its police officers shall be eligible for the PFRS.

Sections 89 to 95 eliminates references to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the ABP statutes and replaces it with references to Rowan University.

Section 138 takes effect immediately.  Sections 15, 20, 26, 33, 34, 38, and 146 of this act will take effect and become operational on the 90th day after the date of enactment.  The remainder of this act takes effect on July 1, 2013 and shall first apply to the 2013-2014 academic year, but anticipatory administrative action may be taken in advance of the operative date as necessary for the implementation of this act.

To view the new law, click here: Chapter 188, P.L. 2012 Adobe PDF (589K)

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Chapter 188, P.L. 2011

Date Approved: January 17, 2012

Effective Date:  This law takes effect on the 180th day after enactment (July 16, 2012) and applies to all contracts and policies issued on or after the effective date.

Description:

This law requires health insurance carriers (hospital, medical, and health service corporations, individual, small employer, and larger group commercial insurers, and health maintenance organizations), the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), and the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) to provide coverage for expenses for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells on a basis no less favorable than the policy or contract provides for intravenously administered or injected anti-cancer medications. 

Coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications will not to be subject to any prior authorization, dollar limit, copayment, deductible, or coinsurance provision that does not apply to intravenously administered or injected anticancer medications.

Additionally, it prohibits a contract or policy from achieving compliance with the provisions of this law by imposing an increase in patient cost sharing for anticancer medications, whether intravenously administered or injected or orally administered, that are covered under the contract or policy as of this law’s effective date.

To view the new law, click here: Chapter 188, P.L. 2012 Adobe PDF (43K)

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