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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2: Department may establish

      Section: 26:2-115: Duties of commissioner; programs of education; secondary screening programs

           The Commissioner of the Department of Health shall establish:

a. A program to educate the public and health care professionals involved in primary screening about the potential hazards and afflictions which may be related to exposure to diethylstilbestrol and the symptoms and prevention of associated malignancies. The program shall include a public information campaign on diethylstilbestrol to encourage persons exposed to the drug to seek medical care for the prevention or treatment of any malignant condition.

b. Secondary screening programs for diethylstilbestrol exposed persons through contract with licensed health care facilities. In contracting for the secondary screening programs, consideration shall be given to the location of the facility in relation to the concentration of population within the State and the capacity of the facility to properly conduct a secondary screening program. Each contract for a secondary screening program shall be upon such terms and conditions as the Commissioner of Health determines; but each facility shall charge each person receiving services a fee as determined by the commissioner. Where provided, all third party payors shall be accepted and utilized in securing payment for services.

c. Continuing education programs for health care professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of diethylstilbestrol exposed persons.

L.1981, c. 288, s. 3, eff. Sept. 23, 1981.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.

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