Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, visitation to NJ long-term care facilities has been severely restricted. The NJ Department of Health has issued guidance that allows LTC residents to have limited visitation in very specific circumstances. In addition, the NJ DOH has issued visitation guidance for the holiday season. General visitation and testing guidance was issued on October 20, 2020. (See page 22.) Holiday visitation guidance was issued on November 16, 2020. If If you have questions or concerns about visiting long-term care facilities, contact the NJ LTCO.
The State Statute under which the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is granted its authority is: N.J.S.A 52:27G-1 et seq : This statutory database is updated daily by the Law Library of the Rutgers School of Law, Newark. The LTCO checks the functionality and currency of this website on a monthly basis.
N.J.A.C. 17:41-1et seq New Jersey State regulations, called rules, implement the State Statutes that are the legal basis for operating State programs and services. Rules utilized by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, formerly known as the Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, are codified at Title 17 of the New Jersey Administrative Code. The New Jersey Administrative Code, an official publication of the State of New Jersey, compiles all effective rules adopted by State agencies and filed with the Office of Administrative Law. The New Jersey Administrative Code is available from LexisNexis, the publisher licensed by the NJ Office of Administrative Law. A searchable online version of the Code is available at LexisNexis.
NJ Criminal Code
NJ Rev Stat Title 2C
Older Americans Act title VII section 712
42 US Code 3058 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
REQUIREMENTS FOR STATES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES
42 CFR 483.10: Resident Rights
Resident Rights by facility type
For Continuing Care Retirement Communities: P.S. 2013,c. 167, NJSA 52:27D-360.3
Nursing Homes: N.J.A.C 8:39-4.1; N.J.A.C 8:43; N.J.S.A 30:13-5
Rooming and Boarding Houses: N.J. Stat. 55:13B-19 (2014) and N.J.A.C 5:27-3 (2015)
Residential Health Care Facilities: NJ Stat. 55:13B-19 (2014); N.J.A.C 8:43-14.2 et seq. (2015) and N.J.A.C 5:27-3 (2015)
Assisted Living residences: N.J.A.C 8:36-4.1
*NOTE: After clicking on the link to the NJ Administrative Code, you must expand #17, then #41, place a checkmark next to the selection(s) you are looking for and check "full text of source" button. Then click "search".