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

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-18.64: Denial of admission on ability to pay; penalty

           14. No hospital shall deny any admission or appropriate service to a patient on the basis of that patient's ability to pay or source of payment.

A hospital which violates this section shall be liable to a civil penalty of $10,000 for each violation. The penalty shall be sued for and recovered pursuant to "the penalty enforcement law," N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq. and shall be deposited in the fund.


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

Older versions of 26:2H-18.64 (if available):

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