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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy
Section: 26:2H-12.55: Replacement of mattresses with pressure redistribution mattresses.
2. a. Beginning one year after the effective date of this act, when a nursing home replaces a mattress for use by a nursing home resident, the nursing home shall replace the mattress with a pressure redistribution mattress that is designed to address, at a minimum, Stage 1 pressure ulcers.
b. No later than three years after the effective date of this act, a nursing home shall replace all mattresses used by its nursing home residents with pressure redistribution mattresses that are designed to address, at a minimum, Stage 1 pressure ulcers.
L.2009, c.44, s.2.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.
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