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New Jersey Long-Term Care Ombudsman

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Relevant Statutes and Regulations

State Statute
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.

State Regulations
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

Federal Statute

Older Americans Act title VII section 712

Federal Regulations
42 US Code 3058 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

45 CFR Parts 1321 &1327 GRANTS TO STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS ON AGING & ALLOTMENTS FOR VULNERABLE ELDER RIGHTS PROTECTION ACTIVITIES


REQUIREMENTS FOR STATES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
42 CFR 483.10: Resident Rights

42 CFR 483.24: Quality of Life

42 CFR 483.25: Quality of Care

42 CFR 483. 12: Freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation

42 U.S.C 1301 section 1150B REPORTING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OF CRIMES OCCURRING IN FEDERALLY FUNDED LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

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

 

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 03/24/20