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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.

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