New Jersey Legislative Enacts a New Law: Residents’ Bill of Rights

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a NJ Medicaid Attorney

New Jersey has adopted a new Bill of Rights law for residents of New Jersey’s many assisted living facilities and personal care homes. This bill sets forth the rights of residents who live in assisted living facilities and comprehensive personal care homes in the State, and is a codification of current Department of Health and Senior Services regulations which establish the rights of residents.

The bill requires assisted living facilities and comprehensive personal care homes to distribute the statement of resident rights to each resident, and post it in a conspicuous, public place in the facility or home, as applicable. In addition, the bill requires providers to inform each resident, the resident’s family member, and the resident’s legally appointed guardian, if applicable, of the resident’s rights, provide explanations if needed, and ensure that each resident, or the resident’s legally appointed guardian, applicable, signs a copy of statement of rights. It was enacted into law and signed by Governor Christie.

Have a matter involving a dispute with an assisted living facility or personal care home in New Jersey; then contact, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. at (888) 800-7442 or email him at fniemann@hnlawfirm.com/ to discuss your particular concerns.

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