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

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-133: Designation of Patient safety organization; responsibilities.

5. The Commissioner of Health shall designate a patient safety organization (PSO) operating in this State pursuant to the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005," Pub.L.109-41, to carry out the following responsibilities, by mutual written agreement of the commissioner and that PSO:

a. prescribe a POLST form and the procedures for completion, modification, and revocation of the form;

b. seek to promote awareness among health care professionals, emergency care providers, and the general public in this State about the option to complete a POLST form;

c. provide ongoing training of health care professionals and emergency care providers about the use of the POLST form, in consultation with organizations representing, and educational programs serving, health care professionals and emergency care providers, respectively, in this State;

d. prescribe additional requirements for the completion of a POLST form that may be applicable in the case of a patient with mental illness or a developmental disability in consultation with organizations that represent persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities, respectively;

e. provide for ongoing evaluation of the design and use of POLST forms through the use of such data as the PSO determines reasonably necessary for that purpose, subject to the commissioner's written approval; and

f. seek to minimize any record-keeping burden imposed on a health care institution pursuant to this act and take such actions as are necessary to ensure the confidentiality of any data furnished to the PSO that may contain patient-specific information.

L.2011, c.145, s.5; amended 2012, c.17, s.256.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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