Office of Commissioner

  1. Health Systems

    Health Systems

    Robin C. Ford, MS
    Deputy Commissioner

    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.

  2. Health Facility Survey and Field Operations

    Health Facility Survey and Field Operations

    Pamela Lebak
    Assistant Commissioner

    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.

  3. Certificate of Need and Licensing

    Certificate of Need and Licensing

    Stefanie Mozgai
    Assistant Commissioner

    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.


    The Division of Certificate of Need & Licensing – Behavioral Health (CN&L-BH) is the licensing and regulatory authority for licensed Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment facilities and licensed Mental Health programs. CN&L-BH regulates, inspects, and provides technical assistance to programs serving persons with substance use disorders and mental health disorders. CN&L-BH also processes and approves all applications for SUD and Mental Health programs.

  4. Health Care Financing

    Health Care Financing

    Erica D. Holmes, JD
    Executive Director

    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.

Last Reviewed: 9/7/2022