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31 January 2012   NJ Today The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee unanimously approved legislation today that would require single-room surgical practices to conform to the same level of oversight and regulation reserved for facilities that have two or more surgical rooms in order to protect patients. “This legislation is about patient […]

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30 January 2012   NJ Senate Democrats Measure Would Ensure Greater Patient Safety, Licensing and Inspection on Par with Larger Ambulatory Care Facilities TRENTON – The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee unanimously approved legislation today sponsored by the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Joseph F. Vitale that would require single-room surgical practices to conform […]

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27 January 2012   NJ Spotlight An analysis of the inspection reports by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute found the rate of serious safety violations was significantly higher … Health committee chairman cites urgency after inspections reveal safety issues By Beth Fitzgerald Sen. Joseph F. Vitale (D-Middlesex), chairman of the Senate’s health committee, […]

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21 January 2012 The Star-Ledger By Star-Ledger Editorial Board Gov. Chris Christie ignored the findings of his own health department when he failed to sign a bill that would have placed more than 300 same-day surgery centers under state license and inspection. The governor’s pocket veto needlessly puts patients at risk by allowing same-day surgery […]

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20 January 2012 NJ Spotlight Inequity in taxes with ambulatory surgery centers hangs up health department oversight By Beth Fitzgerald A bill that would have placed single-room surgical practices under the same Department of Health licensing and inspection system as ambulatory surgery centers with two or more operating rooms has been pocket-vetoed by Gov. Chris […]

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18 January 2012 The Star-Ledger By Christopher Baxter/Statehouse Bureau TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday put the brakes on legislation that would have required teenage drivers to clock an additional six months of practice time before getting a license, while forcing their parents to take an orientation course about their new, young drivers. “I’m grateful […]

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18 January 2012   Outpatient Surgery Magazine Proposed licensing legislation “effectively killed.” Single-OR surgical facilities in New Jersey will not be held to the same licensing standards as hospitals and surgery centers, thanks to a pocket veto exercised by Gov. Chris Christie. The proposed bill, which stemmed from a New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute […]

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13 January 2012   Asbury Park Press Written by David Knowlton The word “value” is defined “as the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it,” by the The New Oxford American Dictionary. It is a term we have come to understand in choosing our automobiles, our groceries, our homes and […]

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