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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS

    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-139.7: Notification to fire department by provider of medical oxygen, oxygen delivery system of patient's name, residence, age.

          
1. A licensed pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system who has supplied oxygen or an oxygen delivery system to a patient on an order from a licensed health care provider shall notify the appropriate fire department or company serving the municipality in which the patient resides of the name, address, and age of the patient and the existence of the oxygen or oxygen delivery system at the patient's residence, in accordance with the provisions of P.L.2002, c.118 (C.52:17B-139.7 et seq.).

a. Prior to notification, a pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system shall inform the patient of the notification requirements of this act and obtain written informed consent from the patient for the notification.

If the patient is legally incapacitated, the pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system shall inform an authorized representative of the patient of the notification requirements of P.L.2002, c.118 and obtain the written informed consent from the authorized representative.

b. Written informed consent shall consist of a statement, on a form or in a manner to be determined by the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety, signed by the patient or by an authorized representative of the patient, which acknowledges that the pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system has provided the patient with information regarding the notification requirements of P.L.2002, c.118, and that the patient or authorized representative of the patient consents to the notification.

c. If the patient or the patient's authorized representative declines to give informed consent for the notification, the pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system is required to inform the patient or the patient's authorized representative that the patient or representative is obligated to notify the appropriate fire department or company of the patient's name, address, age, and of the existence of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system at the patient's residence. The pharmacist or other provider also shall inform the patient or his authorized representative that the patient or representative is obligated to notify the appropriate fire department or company whenever the supplying of oxygen or the providing of an oxygen delivery system to the patient is terminated and the oxygen or oxygen delivery system is removed from the patient's residence.

d. If the patient or the patient's authorized representative declines to give informed consent, the pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system is exempt from the requirement to make the notification and is permitted to supply the oxygen or oxygen delivery system as directed by the licensed health care provider's order.

e. A copy of the written informed consent shall be attached to the order for the oxygen or oxygen delivery system or otherwise included in the patient's record or, if written consent is not given, the pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system shall note on the order or in the patient's record that informed consent was not given.

f. A pharmacist or other provider of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system who complies with the provisions of this act shall be immune from civil liability if the patient fails to notify the appropriate fire department or company of the patient's name, address, age, and the existence of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system at the patient's residence.

g. Whenever the supplying of oxygen or the providing of an oxygen delivery system to a patient is terminated and the oxygen or oxygen delivery system is removed from the patient's residence, the pharmacist or other provider of that oxygen or oxygen delivery system shall so notify the appropriate fire department or company. Notice shall be given in a manner, form, and within a time frame prescribed by the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs. If the patient or his authorized representative notified the fire department or company of the existence of oxygen or an oxygen delivery system at his residence pursuant to subsection c. of this section, the patient or his authorized representative shall notify the fire department or company that the supplying of oxygen or the providing of an oxygen delivery system is terminated and that the oxygen or oxygen delivery system has been removed from the patient's residence. Notification shall be provided within 10 days of removal.

L.2002, c.118, s.1; amended 2013, c.29; 2013, c.103, s.130.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-09-13 14:35:15.






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