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

    Chapter 5B:

      Section: 26:5B-4: Duties of department of health

           The Department of Health, in consultation with appropriate professional advisory groups, shall:

a. Establish guidelines for the early identification of persons born with hereditary disorders and standards for testing for hereditary disorders in newborn infants;

b. Establish guidelines for the education and treatment of persons born with hereditary disorders;

c. Establish procedures for referral of persons with hereditary disorders and their families to medical treatment and financial assistance;

d. Institute and carry out an educational program among physicians, hospitals, public health departments and the public concerning hereditary disorders;

e. Consult with the Commissioner of Insurance in identifying arbitrary and unreasonable discrimination against persons with hereditary disorders and their families in insurance coverages;

f. Evaluate on a continuous basis the need for and efficacy of State programs for the treatment of persons with hereditary disorders;

g. Promulgate all rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.

L.1981, c. 502, s. 4.

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

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