New Jersey Assembly Democrats:Land on Bill Allowing Government Home Health Agencies to Partner with Non-government Providers to Deliver Services

FOR RELEASE                                                                   CONTACT
3/8/2019                                                                              Press office
                                                                                         (609) 847-3500

Land on Bill Allowing Government Home Health Agencies to Partner with Non-government Providers to Deliver Services

Recognizing that collaborations are essential to providing effective, timely patient care, Assemblyman R. Bruce Land (D-Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland) released the following statement Friday in response to a bill that would allow a county or municipal government that is the licensed operator of a home health agency to contract with a non-government entity licensed as a home health agency to provide direct services, administration, and financial services on behalf of the government home health agency.

The bill (A-3207), of which Land is primary sponsor, stipulates that the government home health agency would still maintain ultimate control over key governing responsibilities. It cleared the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Thursday:

"Ultimately, patients are at the heart of this legislation. By allowing government operated home health agencies to partner with non-government home health agencies, patients will receive crucial services in a timely manner. This type of flexibility can assist these government agencies in fulfilling their missions of providing quality health care to residents."

On the Net:
The Assembly Democratic Office Web site
NJ Assembly Dems on YouTube
NJ Assembly Dems on Vimeo
NJ Assembly Dems on Facebook
NJ Assembly Dems on Twitter
NJ Assembly Dems e-mail alerts