New Jersey Nursing Home Regulation

individuals at a New Jersey nursing home have been wrongfully exploitedElderly woman in wheelchairIn New Jersey, all nursing home facilities must obtain and maintain a license, and must be inspected and certified by the New Jersey Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The New Jersey Department of Health completes about 400 onsite evaluations of nursing homes every year, looking closely at the capability of the nursing home to provide care, as well as reviewing its staff, equipment, procedures, policies and financial status.

If the Department of Health finds that any, the complaint is turned over to the New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, where a full investigation is conducted. Depending on the types of services offered, a nursing home may also be subject to inspection by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

When the state of New Jersey conducts its annual investigation, it will typically look at medical records, and will send investigators to observe day-to-day operations in all parts of a nursing home facility. Investigators may talk with residents or their family members, as well as staff members and others. The Department will assess turnover rates at the facility and investigate any instance where essential services have been interrupted for at least three hours. They will also follow up on any incidents that were reported to police, as well as fires, deaths, or other risks to residents at the facility.

Contact Aronberg, Kouser, Snyder & Lindemann, P. A., Attorneys at Law

Contact us by e-mail or call our office at 856-429-1700. Your initial consultation is free.
We take all workers’ compensation claims on a contingency basis. You won’t be charged any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

Commitment | Experience | Results

Speak Your Mind

*

Our Practice Focus
Injured hospital patient

Personal Injury

When you have been injured because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, you want an experienced and aggressive lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.
Doctor & patient

Medical Malpractice

When you seek medical attention, you anticipate that at a minimum your condition won’t worsen because of the carelessness or negligence of physicians, nurses or other medical personnel.
Co-workers in building lobby

Workers’ Comp

In most instances, in the aftermath of a work-related injury you have the right to seek monetary benefits under state workers’ compensation laws, so that you can recover lost wages and medical expenses.

Family Law & Divorce

We understand that family law matters can be highly emotional, and that different solutions work for different clients.

Many people have the idea that when we file a lawsuit, we are suing the person. We are not. We are suing the insurance company that the person has been paying to protect them against a loss like this. The insurance company that this person has been paying for quite some time.

  • award1
  • award2
  • award3
  • award4
  • award5