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Conaway & Mukherji Bill to Allow Health Insurance Carriers Provide Info on Tissue and Organ Donation Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway and Raj Mukherji to require health insurance carriers, SBHP, and SEHBP to disseminate information about organ and tissue donation received fin al legislative approval Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

The bill (A-4230), which supplements the "Health Care Quality Act," would require carriers to provide to subscribers written informational materials about organ and tissue donation and registration at each contract renewal.

"An opportunity to share information on tissue and organ donation is a chance to save a life," said Conaway (D-Burlington). "One person can help or save more than 50 lives through tissue and organ donation. With this legislation, we can reach more residents and, hopefully, encourage more people to consider becoming a donor."

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Vainieri Huttle & Conaway Bill to Raise Tobacco & E-Cig Purchasing Age from 19 to 21 Clears Legislature

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and electronic cigarette devices from 19 to 21 in New Jersey gained Assembly approval and now, heads to the Governor's desk for further consideration.

"Many people start smoking in their teens because of peer pressure or the desire to fit in," Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "Most teens feel invincible at that age and can't fully comprehend the potential for addiction as well as the devastating long-term effects smoking can have on their health. Raising the purchasing age would give them the chance to mature more before making this potentially life-altering decision."

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Conaway, Pinkin, Sumter, Wimberly, McKnight & Mukherji Bill Requiring Medicaid to Cover Diabetes Education for Patients Headed to Governor

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Eric Houghtaling, Annette Quijano, Thomas Giblin and Wayne DeAngelo to improve the delivery of emergency medical services (EMS) in New Jersey by establishing certain data reporting requirements for EMS providers and dispatch centers cleared the full Assembly on Thursday by a vote of 69-4-2 and is poised to receive final approval from the Senate today, as well.

The sponsors noted that diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in New Jersey, and responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths each year, according the New Jersey Department of Health website. Approximately 700,000 state residents have diabetes.

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Conaway, Houghtaling, Quijano, Giblin, DeAngelo & Mukherji Bill to Improve Delivery of EMS Services Clears Legislature

Legislation also establishes New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Task Force to provide support & training for specialized responses
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Eric Houghtaling, Annette Quijano, Thomas Giblin and Wayne DeAngelo to improve the delivery of emergency medical services (EMS) in New Jersey by establishing certain data reporting requirements for EMS providers and dispatch centers received final legislative approval from both houses on Thursday.

Under the bill (A-4925), basic life support ambulance services, mobile intensive care units, air medical services, and volunteer and non-volunteer first aid, rescue, and ambulance squads would be required to report certain data to the state Department of Health (DOH), which will create a system to evaluate the data to help improve outcomes.

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Lampitt, Coughlin, Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Mukherji 'Telemedicine' Bill Heads to Gov's Desk

Legislation Will Improve Access to Health Care by Allowing Use of Technology to Treat Patients Remotely
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Craig Coughlin, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Raj Mukherji to improve access to health care by allowing practitioners to use technology to treat patients remotely in a more efficient and cost-effective manner received final legislative approval on Thursday, and now heads to the governor's desk.

Specifically, the bill (A-1464) would authorize health care practitioners in the state to deliver health care services, and establish a practitioner/patient relationship, through the use of telemedicine, after an initial in-person visit.

"The benefits to telemedicine are enormous," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "It will make it quicker and easier to access treatment, drive up practices, lower costs and, most importantly, make sure patients get the treatment they need, when they need it, to improve their long-term health."

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Lampitt, Coughlin, Conaway, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Mukherji 'Telemedicine' Bill Continues Advancing

Legislation Will Improve Access to Health Care by Allowing Use of Technology to Treat Patients Remotely

An Assembly panel recently approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Craig Coughlin, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Raj Mukherji to improve access to health care by allowing practitioners to use technology to treat patients remotely in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

"The benefits to telemedicine are enormous," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "It will make it quicker and easier to access treatment, drive up practices, lower costs and, most importantly, make sure patients get the treatment they need, when they need it, to improve their long-term health."

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