Coronavirus update: On March 13, the federal government ordered long-term care facilities to restrict all visits. At this time, all visits by NJ LTCO staff are suspended. However, the NJ LTCO continues to accept complaints and will reach out to the long-term care facility by telephone in order to attempt to resolve any problems a resident might be experiencing. The LTCO can be reached by calling 1-877-582-6995 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org You can find additional information on these restrictions on the NJ Department of Health website or you can call the DOH at 1-800-792-9770. Additional info for families and residents is also available on the Consumer Voice website.
The State Statute under which the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is granted its authority is: N.J.S.A 52:27G-1 et seq : This statutory database is updated daily by the Law Library of the Rutgers School of Law, Newark. The LTCO checks the functionality and currency of this website on a monthly basis.
N.J.A.C. 17:41-1et seq New Jersey State regulations, called rules, implement the State Statutes that are the legal basis for operating State programs and services. Rules utilized by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, formerly known as the Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, are codified at Title 17 of the New Jersey Administrative Code. The New Jersey Administrative Code, an official publication of the State of New Jersey, compiles all effective rules adopted by State agencies and filed with the Office of Administrative Law. The New Jersey Administrative Code is available from LexisNexis, the publisher licensed by the NJ Office of Administrative Law. A searchable online version of the Code is available at LexisNexis.
NJ Criminal Code
NJ Rev Stat Title 2C
Older Americans Act title VII section 712
42 US Code 3058 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
REQUIREMENTS FOR STATES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
42 CFR 483.10: Resident Rights
Resident Rights by facility type
For Continuing Care Retirement Communities: P.S. 2013,c. 167, NJSA 52:27D-360.3
Nursing Homes: N.J.A.C 8:39-4.1; N.J.A.C 8:43; N.J.S.A 30:13-5
Rooming and Boarding Houses: N.J. Stat. 55:13B-19 (2014) and N.J.A.C 5:27-3 (2015)
Residential Health Care Facilities: NJ Stat. 55:13B-19 (2014); N.J.A.C 8:43-14.2 et seq. (2015) and N.J.A.C 5:27-3 (2015)
Assisted Living residences: N.J.A.C 8:36-4.1
*NOTE: After clicking on the link to the NJ Administrative Code, you must expand #17, then #41, place a checkmark next to the selection(s) you are looking for and check "full text of source" button. Then click "search".